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Susanville Fire Grows

A raging forest fire has forced evacuations of more than 50 homes in Susanville, charring 35-hundred acres
as firefighters worked to keep it from reaching town.

The large blaze started Saturday on private timberland after being sparked by a man shooting
targets in the woods. The man has been cited, but his name was not been released. The fire came to about a mile west of town and a half mile south of
California Highway 36 yesterday. About 35 percent of it is now contained. Susanville has a population of 17,500.