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N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings
N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings

A wildfire that broke out in Northern California Monday afternoon has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures, forced at least 1,500 residents to evacuate and led to the shutdown of two highways, fire officials said. The 350-acre fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. south of the town of Weed, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The flames were fueled by 40 mph winds and dry conditions. “With the incredible gust of winds, 40 mph, the fire was able to rage right into the community before we were able to get fire equipment into the scene,” Berlant said. “The fire was starting ahead of itself; the embers...

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