- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire burning in a rural and largely agricultural section of California’s Central Coast has grown to over six square miles.

But state fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the blaze is 20 percent contained and the growth slowed after sundown.

It broke out at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and had burned just 800 acres in its first two hours but then surged to nearly 4,000 acres amid strong winds.

There are no reports of any injuries or any homes or other structures being threatened.

The fire is burning near Soledad in Monterey County between the Salinas River and Pinnacles National Park.

Six air tankers and two helicopters were helping 135 firefighters take on the blaze.

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