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A crew heads back downhill as flames advance up a hillside on the Butts Canyon Fire, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, outside Middletown, Calif., on the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

Crews battling 2,700-acre wildfire in California

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The Cal Fire helitack crew from Boggs Mountain puts out flames around a Cal Fire dozer transport as the Butts Canyon fire jumps Butts Canyon Road, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)
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Fire personnel pull back from a wall of flames as it jumps Butts Canyon Road and Snell Valley Road, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, outside Middletown, Calif., near the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

– Crews are battling a surging wildfire in rural Northern California that has burned more than 4 square miles, damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Stacie McCambridge says the fast-moving blaze began shortly before noon Tuesday in the Pope Valley area of Napa County. It spiked to 2,700 acres by late Tuesday.

Officials say state firefighters and crews from Napa, Lake and Solano counties spent the day working in 90-degree weather as they contained 30 percent of the fire.

McCambridge says several residents living in two communities have been evacuated because nearly 200 homes are threatened.

Five structures have also been damaged, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether they were homes or other buildings.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire hasn’t been found.

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