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Six-alarm fire in steep canyons spurs evacuations in Pacifica
Six-alarm fire in steep canyons spurs evacuations in Pacifica

A fast-moving fire in Pacifica south of San Francisco triggered a six-alarm response from local firefighters and local evacuations, authorities said Monday. About 90 homes were evacuated as the flames crept toward canyon homes, said North County Fire Authority spokesman Clyde Preston. The blaze was challenging because of the steep canyons, thick brush and 15 mph winds that pushed it toward residents, Preston said. The fire broke out in vegetation on the edge of a state game refuge in Pacifica about 3:30 a.m. The San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services initiated a reverse-911 call to about 500 homes about 6:30 a.m. and told them that there were voluntary evacuations and a...

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