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California wildfire 'flare-up' sparks new evacuations

16 May 2014 Last updated at 06:52 BST

Firefighters have beaten back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, allowing thousands of displaced locals to return to the area.

But a flare-up of a wildfire in San Marcos prompted more than 13,000 new evacuation notices to residents.

The fires have destroyed at least 18 houses and two businesses and caused more than $20m (£12m) in damage.

Rickin Majithia reports.

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