California wildfire grows to 43 square miles - - Santa Fe New Mexican

California wildfire grows to 43 square miles - - Santa Fe New Mexican

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California wildfire grows to 43 square miles

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A firefighter keeps watch Friday as blaze burns along a hillside in Point Mugu, Calif. Crews battling the 43-square-mile wildfire, which broke out Thursday, got a break as gusty winds turned into breezes. Ringo H.W. Chiu/The Associated Press

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CAMARILLO, Calif. — It seemed that each time wind-driven embers sparked new blazes or a wall of fire leaped a Southern California hillside and came charging toward hundreds of homes, an army of firefighters was right there to either douse or direct the flames away from humanity.

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A firefighter keeps watch Friday as blaze burns along a hillside in Point Mugu, Calif. Crews battling the 43-square-mile wildfire, which broke out Thursday, got a break as gusty winds turned into breezes. Ringo H.W. Chiu/The Associated Press

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