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Hundreds of structures threatened by central California fire

The Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County has scorched more than 15,000 acres.
The Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County has scorched more than 15,000 acres.
Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

A wildfire burning in central California has grown, threatening several hundred structures.

Firefighters are battling the blaze near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto.

http://firetracker.scpr.org/detwiler-fire/

The fire has scorched 24 square miles since Sunday afternoon.

Officials have ordered evacuations for an unknown number of homes. The fire has destroyed one structure and damaged another.

No one has been reported injured.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire is being fueled by hot weather, heavy brush and tall grass.

https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE/status/887315890974240769

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

To the south, crews have increased containment of the Whittier Fire, a 28-square-mile blaze burning for a 10th day in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. It is 62 percent contained after destroying 16 homes.

http://firetracker.scpr.org/whittier-fire/