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Northern California wildfire threatens more than 2,000 homes
Northern California wildfire threatens more than 2,000 homes

The King fire in Northern California has grown to about 27,930 acres and now threatens 2,007 homes in forest communities east of Sacramento, officials reported. In addition to the homes, the blaze also threatens 1,505 other structures as firefighters struggle against strengthening winds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Winds continued to drive the fire east, west and north over mountain and ridges and through deep canyon troughs. Spotting -- or embers lighting fires ahead of the flames -- has also helped fuel the blaze, said Laurence Crabtree, a U.S. Forest Service supervisor for the Eldorado National Forest. The King fire, which erupted...

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