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Hundreds ordered to leave ahead of California wildfire

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KWWL) - Officials are ordering hundreds of residents to evacuate ahead of a fast-moving northern California wildfire.

A Santa Cruz County emergency official says the blaze started yesterday and had grown to about 1,000 acres by this morning. That's more than 1.5 square miles.

Authorities are calling for the mandatory evacuations of about 600 people.

They say the fire is burning in timber and heavy brush. It's threatening about 250 structures.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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