Northern California Wildfire Threatens Rural Buildings

Wildfire has burned at least 1,400 acres



PANOCHE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burned two buildings and threatened others Wednesday night in rural Northern California, fire officials said.

The blaze erupted Wednesday afternoon near high-tension power lines near unincorporated Panoche in southern San Benito County.

It was 20% contained Wednesday night after burning 1,400 acres, state fire officials said.

The county Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders for an area in the sparsely-populated grassy and hilly region.

Two buildings had burned but it was unclear whether they were homes, barns or other structures, authorities said.

As many as 50 buildings were threatened, KSBW-TV reported.

No injuries were reported.

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