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Nearly 5,000 battle 'monster' King fire in Northern Calif.
Nearly 5,000 battle 'monster' King fire in Northern Calif.

A massive wildfire burning in a forest region east of Sacramento grew by 3,000 acres Friday, fire officials have reported. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the U.S. Forest Service, which are jointly managing firefighting efforts in the area, said that nearly 5,000 firefighters are battling the approximately 80,000-acre King fire, believed to be arson. Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from the area, and 21,000 structures remain threatened by the week-old blaze, which was 10% contained as of Saturday afternoon. "This fire is a monster," said Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff. The King fire started Sept. 13, growing for several days...

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