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Loma Fire containment grows to 22 percent, but burn zone spreads

A fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains grew by more than 1,500 acres overnight and continued to threaten hundreds of structures, officials said Thursday. The Loma Fire ignited Monday in rugged terrain near Loma Prieta Avenue and Loma Chiquita Road west of Morgan Hill and as of Thursday morning had burned a total of 3,849 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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