On Friday, a wildfire in the rural north of California caused injuries, destroyed structures, and prompted mandatory evacuations in the middle of an ongoing heat wave

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection the Mill Fire grew to about 4,000 acres by Friday night

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County. He said the fire had caused civilian injuries and cut electricity for some families

Friday night, more over 9,000 residents of Siskiyou County were without power

Courtney Kreider, a spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, stated that the fire had destroyed residences as darkness came

She tweeted, "The fire has exploded in size, burning several homes."

Cal Fire spokeperson Robert Foxworthy stated that buildings had been destroyed by fire but he was unable to provide an exact number

Newsom said his emergency declaration will ensure county firefighting resources. He said he has a fire grant from the  Federal Emergency Management Agency

The wildfire was reported at 12:49 p.m. near the Weed city fire department

55 miles south of the McKinney Fire, the blaze launched a column of gloomy smoke into the sky. Last month's blaze took four lives and is now 99% destroyed, officials said

Due to the Mill Fire, Weed, Lake Shastina, and Edgewood were evacuated, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. According to the Census Bureau, these areas have more than 5,000 residents

According to a federal incident report, the 60,138-acre McKinney Fire wasn't expected to be extinguished until Oct. 1

The reason of the Mill Fire was currently being investigated

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