Tourism outdoor paradise turns into an inferno nightmare in California

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Nevada County also known as California Gold Country, including Nevada City in particular, has been listed among the top 10 travel destinations by Lonely Planet.

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Nevada County also known as California Gold Country, including Nevada City in particular, has been listed among the top 10 travel destinations by Lonely Planet. It’s rated #2 of best “river cities” in America.

The region is everything but a paradise for outdoor tourism at this time.

A fast-moving wild fire burning in Nevada County has grown to 4,000 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations.

600 firefighters are battling the LowellFire in Nevada County including 55 engines, 9 air-tankers, 9 helicopters and 13 crews.

Mandatory evacuations are ordered in the You Bet, Red Dog, and Chalk Bluff area. The northeastern portion of Cascade Shores is also under evacuation order.

Advisory evacuation being initiated northside of I-80 from Gold Run to Alta in Placer County. after an explosive wildfire broke out Saturday afternoon near the Bear Creek River in Nevada County.

The so-called Lowell Fire was first reported about 2:30 p.m. Saturday near Lowell Hill Road and Chicago Park Powerhouse Road, west of Alta.

The fire is burning rapidly in a northerly direction in the Steep Hollow Drainage. The fire is spotting ahead of itself 1/2 mile. Access to fire is very challenging, but hundreds of firefighters are activley battling the fire in the air and on the ground

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