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Large Brush Fire in California

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Fire crews in California are busy battling a massive brush fire sparked less than a day into May.

More than 400 firefighters are trying to contain the fire in Riverside County, near Los Angeles, now known as the Summit Fire. It’s already grown to more than 1,700 acres.

Winds of 29 miles an hour were helping the fire spread after it started just after noon on Wednesday. The flames are getting closer to a subdivision, causing evacuations.

One structure has already been destroyed. Much of southern California is under red flag warnings for fire danger due to winds, low humidity and heat.