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First mandatory evacuations ordered in the Sacramento area for debris flows due to heavy rain — areas near Colfax that were burned in the River Fire have been told to leave:

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The storm, fueled by an atmospheric river, is classified as a Category 5, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the evacuations were necessary “due to the high probability of dangerous debris flows.”

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Areas on the other side of Bear Creek in Nevada County, which also suffered damage in the fire two months ago, have been under evacuation warnings since Sunday morning.


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