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Jul 1, 2014 7:34 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Crews battling 600-acre wildfire in Napa County

POPE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Crews are battling a wildfire in rural Napa County that has burned more than 600 acres, damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Alicia Amaro says the fast-moving blaze began shortly before noon Tuesday in the Pope Valley area. The fire had burned 200 acres by 2 p.m. and 600 by 4 p.m. as it continue spreading east.

Officials say state firefighters and crews from Napa, Lake and Solano counties were working in 90-degree weather as they have achieved about 10 percent containment of the fire.

State fire spokeswoman Karen Stasko says that several residents living in a nearby subdivision have been evacuated. It is not immediately known how many.

Five structures have also been damaged.

Stasko adds that no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire also has not yet been determined.

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