A wildfire spreading across forest land in California has threatened hundreds of homes and prompted evacuations across several counties, officials have said. The Delta Fire in northern California near the Oregon border has burnt more than 34 square miles (89 square kilometres) of timber and brush, as local residents evacuated scattered homes and buildings in three counties in and around the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. At times, flames shot up 300 feet (91 metres) high.
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