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LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):
A wildfire threatening homes in a Northern California lake community has more than doubled in size.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said early Sunday that the flames have chewed through more than 2 square miles south of Lower Lake, a town of about 1,300 people.
It's largely burning out of control in an area that was evacuated during a devastating wildfire last year after officials revised down the extent to which they've contained it.
Cal Fire says the fire was spreading rapidly because of dry conditions brought on by California's historic drought.
One structure has been destroyed, but it's unclear if it was a home or a smaller building. People have been forced to evacuate, but it wasn't immediately known how many homes were affected.