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Wildfires burn across the US and Canada

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, July 09 2017 Jul 9, 2017 July 09, 2017 12:52 PM July 09, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Flames from a wildfire engulf trees near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017, via The Miami Herald
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground.
A pair of wildfires egged on by record-breaking heat in Southern California quickly spread, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp.
In Northern California, a Butte County wildfire swept through grassy foothills and destroyed 10 structures, including homes, and led to several minor injuries.
Firefighters were contending with nearly 200 wildfires burning in British Columbia that had destroyed dozens of buildings, including several homes and two airport hangars.

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