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Firefighters gaining ground on California blazes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters raced the weather Wednesday morning as they struggled to corral a wildfire that blackened nearly 3 square miles of forest in the mountains above Santa Barbara. The fire […]


(AP Photo)

Lull in winds aids fight against Southern California wildfires

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are taking advantage of a lull in winds to try to gain ground against a forest fire in mountains north of Santa Barbara. Elsewhere in Southern California, crews are […]


Firefighting aircraft

Several thousand campers flee Santa Barbara wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — It may have been the last day of the trip anyway for some, but as many as 6,000 Memorial Day campers had to bolt when a wildfire in the California […]



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