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King fire: Just as crews gain ground, wildfire could get extreme
King fire: Just as crews gain ground, wildfire could get extreme

The massive King fire burning east of Sacramento in the Eldorado National Forest has slowed down, but strong winds over the next few days could present new challenges for firefighters. Fire crews have begun to make progress on the 89,574-acre blaze, which is now 35% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. However, their efforts may be hampered by high winds and low humidity, which have prompted a red-flag warning for Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. With southeast winds shifting to the southwest, there is the potential for extreme fire behavior "if the winds, fuels and topography come into alignment," the Forest Service said. ...

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