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A wildfire near Morgan Hill grew to 1,600 acres this morning as a thousand firefighters battled the flames in tinder dry oak, brush and grasses. The fire was only 10% contained and spreading. Air tankers and helicopters were called in to help fight the fire. Fifty homes were threatened, and two outbuildings have been destroyed. Witnesses reported seeing other buildings burning last night, but they haven’t been tallied. The fire is burning in Uvas Canyon County Park about 50 miles south of San Francisco.