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Fire Chars 14,200 Acres In San Bernardino National Forest

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By Paul Johnson

Riverside County, California (CNN) - More than 14-thousand acres have now been scorched by a fire burning in California’s San Bernardino national forest.
As of Wednesday evening, the fire was only 10 percent contained.
Several homes and nearby campgrounds have been ordered to evacuate.
Six homes have already been destroyed.
Residents who live in the area say they're not used to a fires coming so close to neighborhoods.
"Absolutely, I've been here for a long time. This happens often, not usual in a residential area like we've got. Usually, it's a wild land fire and you watch it go by and think, 'Gee, I hope it doesn't come up to my house."
The fire started Monday afternoon near a highway.
The cause is under investigation.


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