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Aug 19, 2014 3:54 PM

Wildfire threatens hundreds of homes in California

A massive wildfire is threatening hundreds of homes in Oakhurst, California.

Eight structures have been damaged and more than 1,200 acres burned.

People who live in the area where the fire is burning were told to get out as the flames moved frighteningly fast.

Residents tried to protect their property with garden hoses, but were told to leave immediately.

Karen Elliot was cooking dinner when she got the call to evacuate. She grabbed her dinner, her dogs and emergency supplies.

"I'm alone in the world, no family so I'm staying here," Elliot said.

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