8/4/2009

Wildfires struck California last weekend and remain ablaze, burning wide swaths of land in several counties. Lightning storms sparked more than 40 fires in Shasta County, forcing officials to order an evacuation, which was later lifted after conditions improved. Firefighters contained 50% of the wildfire in Lassen, while the blazes in Tuolumne have spread to 4,600 acres, authorities said.

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