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Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California
Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California

Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Northern California this week, sparking numerous brush fires, including a 7,000-acre blaze in Modoc County, officials reported. The lightning storm, which moved through the region Wednesday, dumped little rain, but ignited at least 26 fires in Siskiyou County with the largest blaze at least 150 acres, according to the U.S. National Forest Service. The wildfire in Modoc County started shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday two miles north of the community of Day. Dubbed the Day fire, it was only 5% contained and threatened 200 structures, prompting mandatory evacuations from Schneider Ranch Road to the northern end of Day Road, according to...

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