Canyon Fire Doubles in Size

Wildfire spreads quickly in Tehachapi

By Jason Austell
|  Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:01 AM PDT
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Canyon Fire Doubles in Size

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A raging wildfire burning north of San Diego has now doubled in size and destroyed a dozen homes.

The "Canyon Fire", burning in Tehachapi, has scorched nearly 9,000 acres.

It started Saturday after a small plane crashed, killing two people. No injuries from the fire have been reported.

Fifteen outbuildings and three recreational vehicles have also burned. Residents of about 100 homes were evacuated Monday, The Associated Press reported.

The fire is the largest of at least three wildfires burning across Southern California.

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