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Fires in California

According to the LA Daily News, the Sayre fire grew to more than 10,000 acres on Sunday night after destroying 623 structures in its path from Sylmar to the Santa Clarita Valley.

The fire was 40 percent contained by around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, officials told the LA Daily.

Santa Ana winds that spread the fires on Saturday weakened Sunday morning and allowed firefighters to prevent flames from advancing to hillside neighborhoods by setting backfires, according to an AP article.

Another 1,400 residents have been asked to leave, not including the 26,500 people that have already been asked to evacuate, said the AP.