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Wildfires force evacuations in Central and Northern California

Two wildfires that began Sunday afternoon in Northern and Central California are prompting evacuations.The Detwiller Fire, which began shortly before 4 p.m. just east of Lake McClure in Mariposa County, has spread to 2,500 acres and is forcing evacuations of residents on Hunters Valley road and parts of Bear Valley Road, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.In Mendocino County the Grade Fire, which started shortly before 3 p.m., was burning along U.S. 101 about five miles northwest of Redwood Valley, fire officials said.By 8:45 p.m. the fire had burned about 1,000 acres and was 10% contained, according to Cal Fire’s incident webpage. Residents of the Baker Creek subdivisi ...