California wildfire

About 4,000 people have fled their homes as a growing wildfire in Northern California burns into a town and destroys at least 10 homes.

Cal Fire officials say the fire about 90 miles north of San Francisco has grown to nearly 5 square miles since it erupted Saturday afternoon.
They have confirmed 10 homes destroyed, but eyewitnesses could see many more.

MIDDLETOWN, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: A CalFire firefighter tends to a backfire as he battles the Valley Fire on September 13, 2015 in Middletown, California. The fast-moving fire has consumed 40,000 acres and is currently zero percent contained. (Photo by Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, the flames jumped a road and marched into Main Street in Lower Lake, a town of about 1,200. A post office, a winery, a Habitat for Humanity office and several businesses were burned in the four-block strip.

A portion of Clearlake, a neighboring town of about 15,000, was also evacuated as firefighters struggled to get a handle on the largely out-of-control fire.

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