Tuesday, March 31, 2015   

California wildfire threatens some 500 homes
(06-16 20:19)

Firefighters were racing to control a wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.
By later Sunday, the fire had burned through eight square kilometers of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest. More than 1,100 firefighters were battling the blaze in steep, rugged terrain. They were aided by retardant-dropping air tankers and helicopters that can fly through the night. They were scooping water from a lake to use against the fire.
Authorities have called on residents of the threatened homes to evacuate.--AP
   
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