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Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California
Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California

In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-largest in California this year, forcing the closure of California 50 and moving north toward Tahoe National Forest. The fire, believed to be arson, has produced a massive smoke plume the length of Colorado and is pushing embers across canyons, reservoirs and rivers, outracing the thousands of firefighters trying to control it. The King fire is the latest in a series of major blazes to roar out of control in vegetation left tinder-dry by...

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