2 Houses destroyed in Southern California bushfires

Palm Desert, California (Associated Press)-Authorities said that two houses were destroyed in a bushfire, which prompted residents of the Pinyon Crest community in eastern Binjiang County to issue a mandatory evacuation order.

Three other houses and three outbuildings were damaged.

US Forest Service firefighters said that the fire started on Sunday morning and has since burned 400 acres of land.

At least one unidentified firefighter was injured. No more detailed information about the cause or extent of the injury was immediately provided.

Officials said the fire caused the closure of Highway 74 between Highway 371 and Palo Verte Avenue in Palm Desert.

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