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Brush Fire in Southern California Prompts Evacuations

More than 425 firefighters are battling blazes in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush fire 90 miles outside Los Angeles.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes near Banning, Calif., in the Inland Empire section of Southern California.

“The fire is being pushed by this wind, very challenging today,” one firefighter told ABC News. “Any little spark across the line and the fire will take off and run on us again.”

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