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A wildfire burning north of California wine country has grown to more than 14,000 acres and is threatening dozens of homes.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said that the blaze, known as the Jerusalem fire, was only 5 percent contained early Wednesday. More than 1,100 firefighters were battling the blaze, which broke out Sunday in the heavy brush about 100 miles outside San Francisco.
Evacuation orders were expanded on Tuesday. It was not clear how many people had been forced to leave.
Farther north, the largest wildfire burning in California, known as the Rocky fire, was almost 90 percent contained. It was burning across about 70,000 acres and had destroyed 43 homes.
Hundreds of people were forced from their homes because of that fire before evacuation orders were lifted on Saturday.