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May 2nd, 2013
06:47 AM ET

California wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres, forces home evacuations – Kyung Lah reports


Banning, California (CNN) - Firefighters continue to battle what has been a fast-growing Southern California wildfire,one that has already consumed more than 2,950 acres.

The spread of the blaze seemed to slow early Thursday morning and crews gained greater containment, now pegged at 35%, according to the state agency Cal Fire.

The Riverside County Fire Department said 425 firefighters were involved in what's being called the Summit Fire. Six air tankers dropped chemical retardants on the flames.

There were no exact numbers on how many people had been evacuated, but authorities said a 200-unit mobile home park in Cherry Valley had been cleared.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Kyung Lah shares more details on the ongoing wildfires in Riverside County, California and the potential for more wildfires in the region.

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