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Crews make progress against Placer County wildfire

FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) - Crews have made progress against a wildfire in Placer County that has forced the evacuation of about 300 people.

State fire spokesman Brice Bennett said Friday morning that fire activity was down overnight, helping crews constructing fire line.

The blaze, which is burning in a steep, heavily wooded area, is threatening 150 homes, but could endanger the small community of Colfax if it crosses into a nearby canyon.

The fire has been fueled by wind and high temperatures since it began on Wednesday. It has consumed nearly 2 square miles and is currently 10 percent contained.

Fire crews do not expect to get much help from the weather on Friday. Temperatures are expected to remain high and humidity low. Winds could also be a factor.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 13, 2012 01:20PM Published Jul 13, 2012 01:18PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.