The Last Hundreds of houses evacuated over Utah wildfire

GUINDA, Calif. – The Latest on forest fires in the Western United States (all times are local):

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The authorities have evacuated 200 to 300 Utah homes as a result of a growing wildfire near a popular fishing reservoir.

Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forest, Fire and state lands says a lot of wind spread the fire to about 47 square miles (122 square km). He says several structures have been lost, but it is unclear how many.

Fire officials say the fire started Sunday and officials believe it was human-caused.

The fierce wind and the warm, dry weather forecast for Tuesday as fire crews battle the blaze in steep terrain. These conditions are fuelling brands in different Western countries.

The Utah fire in a field east of the Strawberry Reservoir, about 80 miles (129 kilometers southeast of Salt Lake City.


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Thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain a huge wildfire in rural Northern California.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday that the glow flows through sparsely populated areas northwest of Sacramento has grown to 109 square miles (280 square km). The burn largely out of control.

Officials say about 300 people have been ordered to flee and more than 700 buildings are threatened in the area that is home to cattle and horse ranch.

Cal Fire says more than 2,000 firefighters are combating the fast-growing blaze fed by the stormy wind. The burst Saturday and sometimes is grown with 1,000 acres per hour.

It comes as hot, dry conditions are fuelling brands in different Western countries.

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