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Northern California wildfire destroys more homes

October 01, 2016 - 11:27 PM

MORGAN HILL, Calif. - A wildfire burning in northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains has destroyed a dozen homes and 16 other structures.

The number released by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Saturday is up from the eight homes and nine other structures reported destroyed a day earlier.

The blaze has charred nearly 7 square miles and is 66 per cent contained. It is still threatening 163 structures.

Hundreds of residents were evacuated from both Santa Cruz and Santa Clara county neighbourhoods after the blaze started Monday.

Mandatory evacuations were lifted for Santa Cruz County. But they remain in effect for Santa Clara County, where most of the threatened structures are located.

Fire officials expect full containment by early next week.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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