A firefighter battles the Mosquito Fire burning near the Michigan Bluff community in unincorporated Placer County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • The Mosquito Fire has burned more than 10 square miles.
  • The fire is 0% contained as of Thursday morning.
  • Photos show burned out cars and firefighters battling the blaze.

The Mosquito Fire, burning in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada, quadrupled in size by Thursday morning.

The blaze is now more than 10 square miles, and according to Cal Fire, is 0% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings have been issued in Placer and El Dorado counties.

Cal Fire reported that the fire is difficult to battle as it’s located in steep, inaccessible terrain.

“As you’ve seen with the smoke column coming up, this fire continues to give us a hard time,” said Cal Fire Division Chief Mike Rufenacht, according to The Associated Press.

Several structures have been destroyed, including homes. Photos show burned out cars and firefighters spraying water on the scorching landscape. Video footage showed a large pyrocumulus cloud forming over the fire, which can occur as heated air from a wildfire rises as it cools and condenses.

California has seen an uptick in fires over the last few days as the state experienced extreme heat, with 14 large fires blazing over Labor Day weekend. One fire burning in Southern California, dubbed the Fairview Fire, doubled in size by Thursday morning, reaching more than 30 square miles.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos of the Mosquito Fire.

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Wind whips embers from burning trees during a wildfire Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, near Hemet, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Wind whips embers from burning trees during a wildfire Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, near Hemet, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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