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'Dangerous' Santa Barbara County fire explodes to 3000 acres; evacuations ordered – Los Angeles Times

A wildfire exploded out of control Friday on the Central Coast, burning more than 3,000 acres in just a few hours and forcing evacuations amid 90-degree heat and low humidity.

The Alamo fire grew from 500 acres to more than 3,000 acres Friday afternoon along the border between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, prompting a frantic response from firefighters from across Southern California.

Officials said the fire was moving at an “extreme rate of spread” with spotting well in front of the main fire.

It threatened a number of isolated homes Friday afternoon, said Chris Elms, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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