SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
More residents have been ordered from their homes as a growing wildfire threatens remote communities in California's Santa Cruz Mountains.
Cal Fire said Tuesday that the blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles south of San Jose has destroyed one home and charred more than 1.5 square miles of dry brush and timber.
Hundreds were evacuated after the fire broke out Monday amid a heat wave, and more residents were ordered to leave as the flames spread overnight. Officials didn't say how many homes are affected.
The fire's 5 percent contained.
The blaze sparked on the southern edge of Santa Clara County is also threatening television and radio towers.
Meanwhile to the north evacuation orders were lifted as crews gained control over a fire that threatened homes and The Geysers geothermal complex in Sonoma County.