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Wild fires in California force evacuations

More than 500 homes have been evacuated in Anaheim, Cal. after a small brush fire turned into a 3-square-mile blaze, according to the Washington Post.

At least three homes and 2,000 acres of land have been burned since the fire began on Sunday, said the New York Times.

According to USA Today, the fire may have started as a vehicle fire. The hot, dry winds that helped spread the fire have begun to subside, helping firefighters contain the blaze.

Southern California is experienceing one of its driest winters on record. The area has only received 2 1/2 inches of rain so far this winter, with normal totals around 11 1/2 inches, said Reuters.