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SoCal Wildfire Surges In Size, Threatens Thousands

LOS ANGELES -- A wildfire in the mountains above Los Angeles has surged in every direction.

In a single day, it's gone from being a modest threat to a danger to some 10,000 homes.

The blaze nearly tripled in size in triple-digit heat yesterday, leaving three people burned, destroying at least three homes and forcing the evacuation of 1,000 homes.

A slight drop in temperatures and an influx of fire crews from around the state are expected to bring some relief today.

The fire is the largest and most dangerous of several burning around southern and central California and in Yosemite National Park.

More than 31 square miles of dry forest have been scorched by the fire. It's only 5 percent contained.


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