California fire grows to 13,400 acres

The fast-moving brush fire started on Monday (October 11) afternoon near the Alisal Reservoir and swelled in size after being stoked by strong winds and burning in dense shrubland, according to federal wildfire tracker InciWeb.

Video obtained by Reuters showed thick smoke and fire burning by the side of Route 101, a highway that runs along the Californian coast.

Thousands of residents have been evacuated and the blaze is threatening approximately 100 structures and ranch homes, fire officials said.

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