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California Wildfires Spread As Governor Appeals For Other States’ Help – NPR

Gov. Gavin Newsom says an area the size of Rhode Island is now ablaze in his state. He’s looking for help from other states and the federal government.



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Northern California’s LNU Lightning Complex fire burns on Thursday.
Noah Berger/AP
Wildfires ignited by nearly 12,000 lightning strikes over the past three days continue to spread havoc across a heat wave-baked California, with little relief in sight.
“Just a day ago, I announced that we are struggling to address the needs of suppressing some 376 fires in this state,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a Friday news conference. “That number has grown to about 560 fires in the state of California.

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