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A wildfire in Uvas Canyon County Park west of Morgan Hill still is burning out of control. Four hundred firefighters are battling the blaze, which has topped 200 acres. A spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry says two outbuildings have burned but no homes. But several residents who voluntarily evacuated say they’ve seen houses burning around the area. Winds are pushing the blaze southeast. Heavy smoke from the fire is visible in Santa Cruz. April Williams says it’ll be a sleepless night for her and her husband until they know what’s become of their home. Conditions in the region are extremely dry and the fire is fueled by oak, brush and grasses. Uvas Canyon is a lushly wooded park of more than 1,200 acres on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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