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    Northern California Fires Continue to Rage

    They can smell smoke in San Francisco. That’s 60 miles from the cluster of 22 wildfires that have so far killed 31 people and left thousands homeless. Renewed winds have begun to spread the fires faster, and officials say five years of drought have left the state nearly defenseless against such a blaze. Hundreds of fire crews are speeding to the Golden State from other states, hoping to help the 8,000 embattled firefighters currently trying to save Northern California. Meanwhile, 300 people are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise.

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