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Wildfires scorching homes, land and California's budget
More than 13,000 firefighters battling blazes
Tim Smith, at right, gets a first look at his wildfire-ravaged home alongside his daughter, Suzie Scatena, center, and aid worker Deborah Coombs Thursday. - photo by Associated Press
UPPER LAKE, Calif. — Firefighters battling massive blazes throughout Northern California had some success keeping flames away from heavily populated areas Thursday and made progress containing a blaze that already destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
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