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Rural California fires burn 2,000 acres of brush

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REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires in rural California have now burned more than five square miles of ground, prompting evacuations but officials say no homes are immediately threatened.

A blaze that erupted Friday afternoon near Redding in Northern California has burned 2,500 acres of foothill brush and oak in a sparsely populated area. The fire in the community of Igo (Ee'-goh) is just 10 percent contained.

An evacuation order is in place near a country road. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says four homes with several dozen people have been evacuated as a precaution.

In Central California, an 800-acre fire is burning in a remote wilderness area of the Sequoia National Forest. No buildings are endangered and the fire area is well away from the site of the famous giant sequoia trees.

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