California wildfire injures 6, doubles in size


LOS ANGELES, California: More than 1,600 Californian firefighters are battling a blaze east of Los Angeles that has injured six people and forced hundreds to flee their homes, authorities said. The fire is estimated to cover 18,000 acres (7,200 hectares), a figure that has nearly doubled since Thursday. Those injured include five firefighters and a civilian, the Riverside County Fire Department said. As of Friday the fire had destroyed 29 buildings, mostly homes, and was only 40 percent contained.


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