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Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland
Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland

Northern California is bearing the brunt of wildfires that have destroyed scores of homes and consumed huge swaths of land. The state has seen 1,000 more wildfires so far this year compared to the average, many of them in northern forest areas left bone-dry by the drought. But Southern California is about to enter its traditional fire season, and officials worry that the destruction to the north offers a grim preview of what's ahead. "Conditions are ripe, and it only takes one day of hot, dry weather with Santa Ana winds for a large wildfire to cause destruction," said Daniel Berlant of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The latest forecast from...

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