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18 Aug
Flames surge into the air as firefighters try to contain the Dixie Fire near Milford, California. The wildfire in Northern California has grown to become the largest single wildfire in California state history.
10 Sep 2020
The Creek Fire in northern California continues to burn, having spread to 135,525 acres. The state has now seen more than 2.2 million acres burn in wildfires this year -- an annual record, with nearly four months of fire season still to come. of the fire overnight, and damage the following morning.
25 Oct 2019
A wildfire in Northern California has spread to 10,000 acres fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. The fast-moving brush fire comes as PG&E Corp. began shutting off power to 179,000 customers in 17 California counties including Sonoma County on Wednesday, as part of a second major intentional blackout this month meant to head off potential wildfires.
11 Nov 2018
The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, raising the death toll to at least 23.
31 Oct 2017
Over the past few weeks, Northern California has suffered its worst ever wildfires, which have left 42 people dead and 100,000 hectares up in smoke.
30 Aug 2017
Fire crews are battling a fast-moving wildfire that has destroyed several homes and forced evacuations in Northern California.

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