MARIPOSA COUNTY (AP) — A wildfire burning in central California has grown, threatening several hundred structures.
Firefighters are battling the blaze near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto.READ MORE: Oakland Police Seize Flamethrower, Drugs, Cash In Illegal Casino Bust
The fire has scorched 24 square miles since Sunday afternoon.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire is being fueled by hot weather, heavy brush and tall grass.
Officials have ordered evacuations for an unknown number of homes. The fire has destroyed one structure and damaged another.READ MORE: 65-Year-Old Man Critically Injured In San Francisco Assault, Robbery
No one has been reported injured.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
To the south, crews have increased containment of a 28-square-mile blaze burning for a 10th day in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. It is 62 percent contained after destroying 16 homes.MORE NEWS: Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison For Horrific Box Cutter Attack on Elderly Victim in Concord
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