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Crews Protect Hillside Homes as California Fire Grows

The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of…

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Dangerous Winds Persist as Wildfires Roar in California

The winds aren’t changing for Southern California’s wildfires yet. The fifth-largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather…

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California Wildfire Rages, Threatens Communities

Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by…

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New Evacuations as Huge Southern California Fire Flares Up

A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.…

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California Firefighters Make Gains Ahead of Strong Winds

Firefighters across Southern California made progress on Saturday battling a slew of scattered wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000…

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California Governor: Fires Are ‘New Normal’

California Gov. Jerry Brown said that deadly and destructive wildfires in winter are “the new normal.” Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed…

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Southern California Fires Force 200,000 People to Flee

Wildfires roared through canyons, hillsides and residential areas in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, while gusting winds hampered firefighters’ efforts to knock down the flames.…

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Southern California Fire Forces Thousands to Flee Homes

Ferocious winds in Southern California whipped up an explosive wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 8,000 homes, authorities said. The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more…

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