New wildfire threatening homes in California

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 9:41am

A wildfire in northern California sent some 150 homeowners scrambling for shelter today. The so-called Carstens Fire in Mariposa County has charred some 900 acres since it broke out Sunday. Fire officials say it's about 15 percent contained. High winds, low humidity and the tough landscape are making it difficult for crews to subdue the fire. This fire does present a special problem because there's no access to it. it's not like there's any roads close by where we can drive our fire engines to it, get out and start fighting the fire. we have to drive our fire engines and hike for several hours just to get to the fire. More than 700 firefighters are working to put out the flames.  A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up in the area.

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