California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatening hundreds of

CLEARLAKE OAKS, California. – A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others.

State fire officials say that the Pawnee Fire broke out near the community of Clearlake Oaks on Saturday night was the burning of the control and Sunday.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Jonathan, Cox says 600 homes have been evacuated.

He says cause of the fire is not immediately known and there is no estimate on when it can be recorded.

More than 2-square-mile blaze is one of the four fires in rural areas in the North of California on Sunday.

Another, in Tehama County, consumed more than 5 square miles, but not burned structures.

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