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    Scores Missing in Deadly California Wildfires

    A change in the wind could mean disaster. Sharp, shifting gusts have been blowing fires across Northern California since Sunday, as 22 blazes have raged across seven counties and forced the evacuation of 25,000 people, some of whom may not be able to return for weeks. At least 21 have died and about 180 are missing, with officials warning the death toll is expected to rise. With the blazes still burning, their cause remains unknown — as does the extent of the damage to Northern California’s famous wine country.

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