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Wildfires Force Evacuations in California

At least seven homes have been burned about 100 miles east of Los Angeles by a fire in the Mojave Desert community of Morongo Valley. It burned into parts of the Joshua Tree National Park.

The fires threatened as many as 700 homes for a time, and hundreds of people fled their homes, some with nothing, others with just a handful of possessions. Residents of a mobile home park were forced to leave their homes. Others were given the option to leave.

In Arizona, two lightning-caused brush fires burned over 12,000 acres. It forced an evacuation of at least 250 homes from a subdivision in the Tonto National Forest. That's about 20 miles northeast of Phoenix.  No injuries were reported.

In Nevada, calm winds helped firefighters tame a fire that burned 750 acres near Carson City. No homes were threatened and no injuries were reported.



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