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BREAKING: Homes Evacuated After California Wildfire Quickly Expands near Los Angeles

Mandatory evacuations were ordered after a wildfire quickly spread Saturday night near Los Angeles.

The Highway Fire started around 6:10 p.m. PDT Saturday near Corona, California, in the Prado Dam area in Riverside County, and grew from 30 to 175 acres in a matter of three hours.

It was 0 percent contained in an area with difficult terrain, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.

Two evacuation centers were opened by the American Red Cross: one for humans and the other for horses.

More than 245 firefighters were called to the scene along with two helicopters and three air tankers.