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Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed
Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed

The wildfire that ravaged the Northern California community of Weed on Monday forced hundreds to evacuate, burned down a church and damaged the town sawmill. Fire officials said the 350-acre Boles fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. near the town of Weed, which is about 50 miles south of the California-Oregon border. Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the flames were fueled by 40 mph winds and dry conditions. Berlant said the fire quickly engulfed the small city, destroying or damaging more than 100 buildings. “The fire was able to rage right into the community before we were able to get fire equipment into the scene,”...

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