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Crews battling 2,700-acre wildfire in California

POPE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Crews have worked through the night to build containment lines around a wildfire in rural Northern California that has burned more than 4 square miles, damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Stacie McCambridge says the blaze began shortly before noon Tuesday in the Pope Valley area of Napa County. It grew to 2,700 acres by late Tuesday.

State firefighters and crews from Napa, Lake and Solano counties spent the day working in 90-degree weather as they contained 30 percent of the fire.

McCambridge says several residents living in two communities have been evacuated because nearly 200 homes are threatened.

Five structures have also been damaged, but it wasn't immediately clear whether they were homes or other buildings.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Master July 02 2014 at 3:46 PM

Burn baby burn!

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Kate Master July 02 2014 at 4:38 PM

You think that's funny? Boy, you're a real humanitarian.

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SANDRA A.SWANSON Master July 02 2014 at 6:35 PM


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Kate July 02 2014 at 4:38 PM

It wouldn't take much to start a fire right now, even in Northern CA. We're still as dry as tinder just about everywhere. My best wishes to the people in the area, and the firefighters.

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yarddogbud July 02 2014 at 6:31 PM

Eveidently you have never been in one Master.

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SSSSSSSSSSSSSST yarddogbud July 03 2014 at 1:09 AM

Like you were never in an English Class!

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Mark Mason July 02 2014 at 8:36 PM

If your in it's way, get what you can or need and don't forgrt the cat.
Best of luck to you.

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hk50 July 03 2014 at 12:35 PM

It would be helpful if the story included a map. I am travelling to CA next week and am concerned

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