The Latest: Northern California brushfire sparks evacuations

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire that prompted evacuations in Northern California (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Fire officials say a brushfire that prompted evacuations of homes in Northern California is now 50 percent contained.

The blaze broke out Friday afternoon in Concord, northeast of San Francisco and has grown to 175 acres.

Two neighborhoods are under evacuation orders but no home damage has been reported.

Contra Costa County Fire spokesman Ryan Bain told KGO-TV in San Francisco that the dry conditions seemed more like August than June. Bain says hot temperatures, wind and dry grass were contributing to “dangerous conditions.”

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5:37 p.m.

A Northern California fire department ordered residents to immediately evacuate two neighborhoods in the city of Concord, in Northern California, after a brush fire spread close to homes.

The fire broke out Friday afternoon in the city of Concord headed toward Walnut Creek, northeast of San Francisco. It was unclear how many homes or people were affected.

Contra Costa County Fire spokesman Ryan Bain told KGO-TV in San Francisco that the dry conditions seemed more like August than June. Bain said hot temperatures, wind and dry grass were contributing to “dangerous conditions.”

The fire was less than a square mile.

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