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Wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads as authorities issue evacuation orders

GORMAN, California — Authorities issued evacuation orders Saturday as a wildfire in Los Angeles County spread thousands of acres near a major highway and threatened nearby buildings, officials said.

The blaze called the Post Fire burned more than 3,600 acres (5.6 square miles or 14.5 square kilometers) near the Interstate 5 freeway in Gorman, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles, according to the California Dept. of forestry and fire protection. According to authorities, the flames broke out around 1:45 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the evacuations, whether any injuries had been reported and the latest extent of the fire. An investigation is underway.

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