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Continued: Forest Service: Hundreds of homes being evacuated near Palm Springs as Calif. fire approaches

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  • Last update: July 18, 2013 - 12:55 AM

Nearly 3,000 firefighters and 25 aircraft had the blaze about 15 percent contained.

Camp Ronald McDonald, which hosts programs for children with cancer and their families, was also evacuated.

The fire was burning in the San Jacinto Mountains, about 12 miles from the site of the 2006 Esperanza wildfire that killed five U.S. Forest Service firefighters and destroyed 34 homes.

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