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Shirley Fire in CA threatens homes

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Dry winds are fueling the fire, which is only 10-percent contained. (Source: KGET/CNN) Dry winds are fueling the fire, which is only 10-percent contained. (Source: KGET/CNN)
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KERN COUNTY, CA (KGET/CNN) - Crews are battling a 1,800-acre wildfire in central California.

The so-called Shirley Fire is only 10-percent contained.

The U.S. Forest Service says westerly winds and dry, drought-like conditions are fueling the flames.

Some 500 residents in Kern County received evacuation advisories late Saturday.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire.

Copyright 2014 KGET via CNN. All rights reserved.

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