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Crews battling 1,000-acre wildfire in Napa County

POPE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Crews are battling a raging wildfire in rural Napa County that has burned more than 1,000 acres, damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Alicia Amaro says the fast-moving blaze began shortly before noon Tuesday in the Pope Valley area. The fire had burned 200 acres by 2 p.m. and spiked to 1,000 by 5:30 p.m. as it continued spreading east.

Officials say state firefighters and crews from Napa, Lake and Solano counties spent the day working in 90-degree weather as they contained about 10 percent of the fire.

State fire spokeswoman Karen Stasko says that several residents living in two communities also have been evacuated. It is not immediately known how many.

Five structures have also been damaged.

Stasko adds that no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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