Growing California wildfire destroys 20 homes

05/7/2009 | Reuters · MSNBC

A wildfire around Santa Barbara, Calif., destroyed about 20 homes Wednesday as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze. More than 5,000 homes have been evacuated as the fire continues to spread, aided by the region's strong, dry winds. Officials are looking into the possibility that the fire, which has consumed more than 500 acres, is the result of arson.

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