Wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads as authorities evacuate 1,200 people

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At least 1,200 people are evacuated on June 15, Saturday as a wildfire in Los Angeles County spread over thousands of acres near a major highway and threatened nearby structures, officials said.

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The blaze, named the Post Fire, burned more than 3,600 acres near the Interstate 5 freeway in Gorman, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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The flames broke out at around 1:45 PM on June 5.

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Firefighters work under a smoldering hillside left behind by the Post Fire.

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The fire was moving southeast toward Pyramid Lake and crews were constructing perimeter fire lines while aircraft worked against limited visibility to stop the fire's progress, the fire department said.

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An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Aero Fire in the Copperopolis community of Calaveras County.

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