Dozens of Homes Evacuated in CA Brush Fire

More than 80 homes were ordered evacuated Monday because of a wind-driven brush fire in Fillmore, California.

The move displaced about 200 residents, according to the Los Angeles Times (

Firefighters and news sources said the fire, which was sparked by a downed power line, had charred about 50 acres of brush and burned at least one home. It may have possibly burned several additional structures, but no injuries were reported.

Firefighters battling the flames were aided by helicopters performing water drops.

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