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    20 Homes Destroyed in California Wildfires

    GLENDORA, CA - SEPTEMBER 3:  Fire investigator's tape marks the spot they believe could be the origin of the Williams fire in the Angeles National Forest on September 3, 2012 north of Glendora, California. The fire began late September 2, putting an early end to Labor Day weekend camping and hiking for vacationers, who were evacuated from the area as it spread to more than 4,000 acres in size. Three hundred to 400 firefighters are on the ground, with more expected to arrive soon, and at least six air tankers and eight helicopters have been called in.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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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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