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Firefighters battle 650-acre blaze in California

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:36

Fire crews are working to contain a fast moving 650-acre blaze just west of Weaverville, California. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Fire crews are battling a 650-acre blaze, west of Weaverville, California. The so-called Oregon Fire was first reported shortly before 5pm Sunday. And with steep terrain, high winds and dry conditions, the wildfire is spreading fast. Authorities say around 150 homes were evacuated and the fire is threatening hundreds of other homes. A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at the Weaverville Elementary School overnight, but has moved to a local church.

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Firefighters battle 650-acre blaze in California

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:36