A car destroyed by the wildfire
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Homes evacuated as wildfire rages in southern California

18 July 2013 Last updated at 17:52 BST

A fast-growing wildfire in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

No injuries have yet been reported, and authorities say so far only 15% of the blaze has been contained.

Roopa Suchak reports.