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(LOS ANGELES) — The wildfire that began burning Wednesday near Banning, Calif., has now claimed more than two dozen structures and has left six people with injuries.

In an update Thursday night, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP) said 26 residences and one commercial structure have been destroyed in the “Silver” fire.

The agency said three more firefighters were hurt battling the blaze, bringing the total number of injuries to five firefighters and one civilian.

As of Thursday night, the fire has burned 14,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.  

According to the CDFFP, evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Vista Grande, Mt. Edna, Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, and Silent Valley, as well as portions of Cabazon.

Close to 1,500 firefighters are working to control the flames.

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