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Central California fire threatens 1,650 homes

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A forest fire burning near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast has destroyed a small structure and charred 16 square miles.

California's forestry department says the blaze is threatening 1,650 homes and other buildings and that the community of Palo Colorado is still under an evacuation order Sunday.

One outbuilding has burned.

Officials say the fire could spread north and have warned the community of Carmel Highlands to be prepared to leave.

The blaze erupted Friday in almost inaccessible terrain 5 miles south of Garrapata State Park.

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