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Crews Battles California Blazes Before Windstorms Return

LOS ANGELES — Crews fought Tuesday to drown, slash and smother wildfires that have incinerated dozens of homes in Northern and Southern California before returning windstorms can blow them back into furious life. In California wine country, firefighters wor...
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Ferguson Fire Grows To 53 Square Miles, Is 13% Contained

MARIPOSA — Firefighters battling the huge Ferguson Fire in the Sierra Nevada will face increasingly difficult conditions this week as a heat wave sets in. Officials say the wildfire has scorched nearly 53 square miles of timber and brush west of Yosemite Na...