Fires in far Northern California threatening homes

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Updated: 8/11 12:09 pm

ETNA, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials are anticipating another day of erratic winds, as they try to gain ground on two wildfires that are threatening nearly 750 rural homes in a far Northern California forest.

The fires are burning about eight miles apart in dry timber in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County near the community of Etna. The smaller of the two had burned more than 4 and ½ square miles as of Monday morning, but was 25 percent contained.

The other had burned through nearly 19 square miles and was 4 percent contained.

Fire spokesman Richard Hadley said the smaller of the blazes was responsible for most of the threatened homes, though crews were getting a handle on it. About six homes have been evacuated. The others are under an evacuation advisory.

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