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Last: Destructive Northern California fire under control

OAKLAND, California. – The Latest (all times are local):

5:15 pm

Fire officials in the San Francisco Bay Area say teams usually have surrounded several brands, that those people who have houses in the hills east of Oakland.

The East Bay Times reports, sparks flew through the air, and the two houses were destroyed and three others were damaged after the fire broke at the end of the Monday.

Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton says that some refugees are returning home early Tuesday crews mop smoldering fire on the hills.

The cause is under investigation, but the newspaper says dispatchers first received word of a single fire in a two-storey house under construction.

At one point flames could be seen several miles away, in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

There are no reports of injuries.

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1:15 pm

Authorities say evacuations are underway in Northern California after a house fire spread to surrounding homes.

The East Bay Times reports that the fire began late Monday with a single fire in a two-storey house under construction in the hills east of Oakland.

Firefighters in the Oakland Fire department were fighting blazes as fire rained down on a million dollar homes in the surrounding streets.

No word was immediately available on any injuries.

Some Oakland firefighters were in Southern California to help battle the fifth-largest forest fire in history.

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