Wildfire near Soledad threatens 100 homes

August 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A wildfire is threatening more than 100 homes near the city of Soledad, in Monterey County.

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The fire started around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon and firefighters have been evacuating residents throughout the evening.

So far, 2,500 acres have burned and there is zero containment.

Authorities say this is a very challenging fire to fight because there are so many high-power transmission lines in the area.

CAL FIRE say it all started with fireworks being used by farmers to scare off birds.

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