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May 3, 2013 5:17 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Firefighters battle half a dozen wildfires throughout California

Firefighters in California are battling several large wildfires throughout the state.

On Friday, a 300 acre fire broke out in the Tres Pinos area of San Benito County. It is 60% contained.

The Springs Fire near Camarillo in Ventura County is the largest, burning at least 10,000 acres so far. As of early Friday afternoon, it was just 10% contained. Four-thousand homes are threatened. Fifteen homes have been damaged by the flames. Immediate evacuations were ordered Friday afternoon on the south side of Potrero Road.

Elsewhere in Southern California, the Summit Fire, near Banning in Riverside County, has burned nearly 3,000 acres and is 65% contained.

In Northern California, firefighters are battling two fires just miles apart. The Panther Fire has burned nearly 6,400 acres in Tehama County, eight miles northwest of Butte Meadows. It is just 10% contained. South of Butte Meadows, in Butte County, the Cedar Fire has burned 55 acres and is 75% contained.

In Glenn County, the 306 Fire has burned 217 acres two miles south of the community of Elk Creek. That fire is 75% contained.

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