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Aug 16, 2013 10:11 PM by Associated Press

Calif. wildfire destroys home, students evacuate

DIAMOND SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in a Northern California town northeast of Sacramento destroyed a home and spurred schools to evacuate before firefighters stopped its progress.

The blaze broke out in Diamond Springs and grew to 40 acres Friday afternoon, but state fire officials say it was fully contained by early evening.

The fire was burning near Union Mine High School and students from there and other nearby schools were bused from the scene, though police tell KCRA-TV that no mandatory evacuations were ordered.

An evacuation advisory was issued for a mobile home park.

The blaze burned a home and several other structures, but fire officials did not immediately say what the structures were.

Diamond Springs is a town of about 11,000 people in El Dorado County some 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.

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