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Central California wildfires continue to grow in harsh conditions
Central California wildfires continue to grow in harsh conditions

An out-of-control wildfire in Madera County in Central California more than doubled in size overnight to 5,600 acres, officials said. In addition to scorching temperatures, high winds and dry conditions, crews attempting to reach the blaze, dubbed the French fire, have had to traverse steep, rugged terrain in an area that has no recorded fire history, said Royjindar Singh, spokesman for the fire's incident management team. "It's been a long time since they had something in this area," he said. A brief downpour Wednesday morning did nothing to help tackle the flames, which are currently 0% contained and continue to rage between Fish and Rock creek campgrounds of...

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