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Northern California Grant Fire burning 500 acres

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Firefighters are battling brush fires in Northern California along the border of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The brush fires are only 35 percent contained.  It all started with just two separate fires yesterday afternoon, and now the number of wildfires has jumped up to seven, due to gusty winds. 

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the wildfires are covering up to 500 acres.  Officials have closed roads and shut down at least one school in the area.  The fires have destroyed several barn-like structures. However, no injuries are being reported. 
Wildfires devastated parts of California just last year. Nearly 9,000 fires burned through 1.2 million acres of land. 

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