Firefighers launch backfire operations to battle California wildfire

Firefighers launch backfire operations to battle California wildfire

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California firefighters are lighting backfires to deprive the Caldor Fire of fuel as it eats up acreage for a ninth consecutive day. The Caldor Fire burned through 30,000 acres over the weekend alone, the New York Times has reported. The fire has destroyed a total of 104,000 acres and is only 5 per cent is contained.

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