Firefighters Still Battling Western Wildfires

UNDATED (AP) -- Fire officials near Santa Barbara, California, say it could take another two weeks to fully contain a wildfire that's already burned at least 25-thousand acres.

Last night, firefighters asked about 200 residents to leave their homes over a concern that a shift in the wind could push flames their way.

A voluntary evacuation order was also issued for another one-thousand residents living in and around Los Olivos, which is a popular tourist spot northwest of Santa Barbara.

The fire is about 35 percent contained.

To the north, near the Oregon border, crews have been trying to clear a break in thick forest near Happy Camp. Residents have been told to prepare for evacuations as the fire moves toward more than 300 homes.


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