Northern California house fire spreads, forces evacuations



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say evacuations are under way in Northern California after a house fire spread to surrounding homes.

The East Bay Times reports the fires began late Monday with a single fire at a two-story house under construction in the hills east of Oakland.

Firefighters with the Oakland Fire Department were battling blazes as embers rained down on million-dollar homes in the surrounding streets.

No word was immediately available on any injuries.

Some Oakland firefighters were in Southern California, helping battle the fifth-largest wildfire in state history.

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