Growing Northern California wildfire challenges crews; wind threat keeps evacuations in place


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WINTERS, California — A rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night and continues to challenge firefighters as temperatures rise.

State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said Sunday that the so-called Monticello Fire grew in size to 11 square miles, and firefighters have it 30 percent contained. A day earlier, the Yolo County fire had burned 8 square miles.

Berlant says firefighters on Saturday working on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa defended a neighborhood of 40 homes from the flames.

He says that a shift in wind could send the flames back in the direction of the homes, so an evacuation order remains in place today.

In Southern California, Berlant says firefighters expect to have a blaze near the mountain town of Julian fully contained today.

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