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Idyllwild resident prepares to evacuate as Mountain Fire continues

by Take Two

Trees and brush burned by the Mountain Fire.

The Mountain Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Palm Springs, and about 25,000 acres have burned since the fire began Monday afternoon.

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The fire is roughly 15 percent contained and about 6,000 people remain evacuated. Photographer John Drake lives in the town of Idyllwild, which is currently threatened by the fire.

He joins us from his home where he is getting ready to leave -- for the second time.
 

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