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Two California Wildfires Force Evacuations

Wind-driven wildfires have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in the Los Angeles area. Wind-driven wildfires have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in the Los Angeles area. |  Photo: KABC-TV via ABC

December 05, 2017 12:32 PM

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities estimate a wind-driven Southern California wildfire has grown to more than 70 square miles.

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Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen says the fire grew exponentially early Tuesday after breaking out Monday evening about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Lorenzen says more than 150 structures have burned. The fire is burning west toward the city of Ventura.

Another fire burning on the northern edge of Los Angeles is estimated at nearly 6 square miles and 2,500 homes have been evacuated.

Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief David Richardson says numerous structures are burning Tuesday morning, but he has no specific numbers.

More than 400 firefighters and 50 fire engines are on the scene near the Lakeview Terrace and Sylmar neighborhoods.

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