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Two fires near Los Angeles threaten to merge

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>> Two fast growing wildfires near Los Angeles forcing more than 700 people to evacuate and threatening to merge. The US Forest Service saying the fires more than doubled in size within a day and were completely uncontained Tuesday. Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson is there.>> So, we're standing here on a hill side North of Downtown Los Angeles a place called Duarte.
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And the fire is burning up the hill at the moment. A little bit of it is coming down the canyon but firefighters are doing many helicopter drops, one after another for the last hour. So, they're attempting to head off the fire coming down the canyon. Which would mean, it would be hitting multi-million dollar homes.
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>> The two fires have burned more than 5,000 acres, one was sparked by a car crash, and the cause of the other is under investigation. The heat wave has only helped them spread here and throughout the southwest where about 20 fires continue to burn.