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US wildfire in California doubles to 28 square miles

US wildfire in California doubles to 28 square miles Photo: Reuters

A Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly doubled in size since yesterday morning, growing to more than 28 square miles.

Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash said the 18,000-acre fire is burning new fuel in mostly unpopulated canyons. He said it is 20 per cent contained.

More than 900 firefighters tried to contain it and have been battling with stong winds.

ITV News report Ben Chapman explains: