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(LOS ANGELES) — The Shirley Wildfire northeast of Bakersfield, Calif., grew in size on Monday, threatening over 2,000 acres of land.

Fire crews have been working for days to contain the blaze, but the size of the fire increased from 1,800 acres to 2,646 acres on Monday. As it’s spread, fire crews still have the flames 50 percent contained, according to a report by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s InciWeb.

Approximately 500 homes were evacuated over the weekend. The InciWeb report indicated that drought and dry fuel conditions have helped strengthen the fire.

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