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    20 Homes Destroyed in California Wildfires

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    Wildfires rage on in California, destroying 20 homes so far within nearly 4 square miles in rural San Diego. Thirty-mile-an-hour winds have spread the fire across 2,400 acres of desert near the U.S.-Mexico border, forcing a total of 80 homes to be evacuated. Only one main died from the fire in San Diego. He’d refused to evacuate despite orders for everyone in the community to do so. “He felt that he was going to be OK if he stayed,” the local sheriff’s lieutenant said. The cause of these late-summer blazes is still being investigated.

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