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Firefighters keep watch in Weed after destructive blaze
Firefighters keep watch in Weed after destructive blaze

Firefighters are keeping a wary eye on the remnants of a wildfire that devastated the town of Weed, hoping a potential surge of high winds doesn't spread any embers that could spark new blazes. Meanwhile, many residents are still unable to return to their devastated neighborhoods to take stock of what remains. The fast-moving, intense fire destroyed or damaged about 150 buildings, including many homes, two churches and a library. “It took on a life of its own," said Michael Kobseff, the Siskiyou County supervisor whose district includes Weed. "No one could have foreseen anything like this happening.” Officials are still assessing the damage from the...

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