THE Cache fire in Clearwater continues to ravage California as dozens of homes are destroyed and hundreds are forced to evacuate from their homes.

The Caldor fire raged through a small Northern California forest town Tuesday, burning dozens of homes as dangerously dry and windy weather also continued to fuel other massive blazes across the state.

It also raged through areas of El Dorado County — destroying a church and elementary school, according to The Sacramento Bee.

And southwest of Lake Tahoe, the Eldorado National Forest has been closed to the public because of the Caldor fire, SFGate reported.

Jennifer Chapman, a spokesperson for the Eldorado National Forest, said: "Please stay away … because there’s so much going on and it’s a really active fire situation. The safest thing to do is to be away from this area."

The Caldor fire, which began on Saturday evening, grew from 6,500 acres on Tuesday morning to 53,772 acres by early Wednesday.

Areas that are currently under evacuation orders can be spotted on a map, available on the El Dorado County Sheriff's website. And the orders are searchable by address.

Read our Candor fire live blog for the latest news and updates…

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