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Brush fires rage across Southern California


Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:56 - Fire crews continued to battle two brush fires on Tuesday that broke out a day earlier in Los Angeles County, California, prompting the evacuation of at least 750 people, local media reported.

The so-called Reservoir Fire erupted north of Azusa around 11:15 a.m. on Monday, after a car reportedly went off the road. The other, dubbed the Fish Fire, broke out about four miles away near Duarte and has scorched more than 2,000 acres, according to local media. 

The flames emerged as Southern California faced its hottest day of a heat wave, with temperatures climbing to record numbers.

Firefighters were also battling a large blaze in San Diego on Tuesday morning, known as the Border Fire, which has destroyed buildings and prompted power outages, local media said. 

It first erupted on Sunday and has spread across some 7,500 acres.

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