Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

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Updated: 7/27/2014 4:34 pm
   PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) -- Fire officials in California say the so-called Sand Fire has burned about 3,800 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills since Friday.
   Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations. Meanwhile, a fire near Yosemite grew significantly overnight.
   The area of damage included Amador and El Dorado counties. And CalFire spokesman Lynne Tolmachoff says the fire continues to threaten hundreds of homes east of Sacramento.
   Authorities have evacuated about 500 homes and closed roads near Plymouth in Amador County's wine-growing region.
   Tolmachoff says the fire could grow again as firefighters brace for high wind and triple-digit heat.
   Authorities also report that a wildfire that began Saturday has reached 2,100 acres, destroying one home in a small community outside Yosemite National Park. Park Ranger Scott Gediman says no others are immediately threatened.
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