A burned SUV sits in front of a campground destroyed by the Rim Fire, near Yosemite National Park, California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The number of structures destroyed by the big wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada has risen from 23 to 101.
Fire information officials, however, have not identified what types of structures have been burned.
About 4,500 structures remain threatened.
The fire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest and in portions of Yosemite National Park surpassed 280 square miles Tuesday.
It's the seventh-largest California wildfire on record going back to 1932.
The fire broke out Aug. 17 and the cause remains under investigation.
Grass fire burns homes in Northern California city
A fire sparked on a grassy hillside jumped into trees and then burned several homes in a crowded Northern California neighborhood.
Fairfield County Public Information Officer Gail Spears tells KGO-TV that five houses have burned in the city of Fairfield, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. The homes were on Marigold Drive near Interstate 80.
Spears says fire crews are protecting threatened structures including homes and a nearby apartment complex.
Several cars in a parking lot along I-80 also went up in flames. However, thick black smoke that briefly shut two lanes of the interstate has dissipated, and the highway is fully open again.
Dozens of Fairfield homes are evacuated.
The local fire agency is getting help from the California Department of Forestry and the Contra Costa County Fire Department.
The cause of the blaze is unknown.