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June 3rd, 2013
05:39 AM ET

Ferocious wildfire in Southern California scorches 25,000 acres; thousands of homes are in danger – Stephanie Elam reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

 A wind-whipped wildfire in Southern California grew to some 25,000 acres on Sunday as hundreds of homes remained under evacuation orders.

The Powerhouse Fire, which is burning in the Palmdale area north of Los Angeles, is about 20% contained. According to officials, it has destroyed six homes and threatened as many as 1,000.

"It's moving so fast, and the smoke is hugging the ground because of the intense wind, and it's hard to get a map," incident commander Norm Walker told reporters.

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