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Northern California wildfire grows

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REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in Northern California that authorities say was sparked by exhaust from a truck has prompted a new set of evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Teresa Rea said on Monday morning she did not know how many homes were included in the new evacuation order around the fire in the rural community of Igo in Shasta County.

Fire officials have said the fire is threatening 15 homes and has destroyed eight others. It has burned through 4,400 acres, or nearly seven square miles, and is 15 percent contained.

Fire crews have been hampered by steep terrain and dry conditions and expect temperatures to climb to 108 degrees on Monday afternoon. Rea said about 100 additional firefighters were called in overnight, bringing total personnel on the fire to a little over 1,800.

A 27-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the blaze.

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