Firefighters battle Powerhouse fire in California

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Some 975 firefighters were called in to battle a Powerhouse fire in the the Lake Hughes area of California Saturday. View overnight photos from the fire.

Erratic winds fuel nearly 20,000-acre Powerhouse fire
BY Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
8:52 a.m. EDT, June 2, 2013

Erratic winds are being blamed for fueling the nearly 20,000-acre Powerhouse fire overnight that forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the Lake Hughes area, with at least five homes destroyed.

Residents of Lake Elizabeth and the Green Valley areas were also evacuated as the fire continued to burn out of control, officials said. The fire is only 20% contained.

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