Wildfires – California, USA

A brushfire in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, took about an hour to stop, during which The Master’s College, a private liberal arts school, was evacuated, fire officials said. About 130 miles northwest of Santa Clarita, an afternoon fire broke out in rural San Luis Obispo County near the town of Shandon and quickly spread to 2,000 acres. The fire closed State Route 46 for several hours.

Meanwhile, Northern California’s largest wildfire of the season was 90 percent contained on Wednesday after burning more than 2,500 acres. The Sand Fire in Yolo County destroyed seven buildings but no homes. It began on June 8.

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