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By Robert Jablon LOS ANGELES - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyons on Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.
By AMANDA FEHD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIG SUR, Calif. A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes.
Two fires still raging in Northern California LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, two major wildfires were still raging in Northern California on Saturday, charring more land and threatening nearby residents, authorities said.
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.
By ROBERT JABLON By Robert Jablon The Associated Press LOS ANGELES A wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyon s Saturday. The fire strained resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.
Thousands of firefighters battled wildfires at Big Sur and near Santa Barbara on the California coast Saturday as the forecast called for more heat next week. The National Weather Service said hot dry weather is expected to move into the area, making the job of containing the fires more difficult.
The California wildfire focus shifted to Santa Barbara County Saturday, where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was expected to visit with embattled firefighters.
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Raging wildfires forced the remaining residents of Big Sur, California to leave their homes on Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service says it has identified three marine organisms that may be useful in biomedical research.
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