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The Latest: Utah wildfire threatens seasonal cabins

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

8:50 pm

A wildfire burning in hot and dry conditions in Utah have forced the evacuation of a handful of seasonal cabins near a popular fishing reservoir.

Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forest, Fire and state lands said Monday that the fire has scorched about 10 square miles (28 square km) in the vicinity of Strawberry Reservoir.

Curry says the blaze about 80 miles (129 kilometers southeast of Salt Lake City started Sunday and officials believe it was human-caused, but are investigating.

The fire threatens about seven to 10 cabins that are used as seasonal homes, not primary residences.

He says that the fire is expected to grow with hot and dry conditions forecast for Monday. The same weather conditions, it is the spark of brands in different Western countries.

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8:50 pm

Officials say that a wildfire in Northern California grew dramatically during the night and is largely burning out of control.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire in the northwest of the Sacramento scorched at least 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) on Monday morning.

It is threatening 100 buildings, and forced evacuations. It grew from 55 square miles (142 square kilometres) reported Sunday night and is only 3 percent contained.

Cal Fire said strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity are fuel for hell.

No injuries reported and the number of persons evacuated was unclear. Smoke and ash contribute to the poor quality of the air in the San Francisco Bay Area, California wine country.

Hot, dry conditions are fuelling brands in different Western countries.

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7:55 pm

Warm winds fueling a massive wildfire that prompted evacuations in the countryside of Northern California have called on the flames in three provinces.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday that the fire, which was lit Saturday in western Yolo County, spread over the weekend to the nearby Lake and Napa county.

The fast-moving fire has scorched at least 55 square miles (142 square kilometers) of dry brush and threatened more than 100 buildings in ranchland northeast of Sacramento.

No injuries reported and the number of persons evacuated was unclear. Smoke and ash contribute to the poor quality of the air in the San Francisco Bay Area, California wine country.

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

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