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Heavy winds worry firefighters as South Lake Tahoe blaze spreads

A fire fanned by heavy winds burned 200 acres of wildland and threatening homes in South Lake Tahoe early Friday, officials said. “Because of the shape of the canyons, the fire is growing in all directions,” said Brice Bennett, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. About 500 people were evacuated from their homes and sent to a shelter opened at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center to wait out the fire.
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