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Valley fire spreads to 61,000 acres

Cal Fire officials said that the Valley Fire that started in Lake County Saturday afternoon and has since spread to Napa County has burned about 61,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained as of Monday morning.

One person has died and four were injured in the wildfire, which was reported at 1:24 p.m. Saturday in the Cobb area of Lake County. About 400 homes and many hundreds of other structures have been destroyed in the fast-moving blaze, Cal Fire officials said as of 6:30 a.m. today.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued in Lake and Napa counties, while Cal Fire also issued advisory evacuation notices for areas near Geyserville and Healdsburg in Sonoma County, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation centers are set up at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church in Kelseyville, the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga and the Highland Senior Center in Clearlake, according to Cal Fire.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties as a result of the fire.

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