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Firefighters report gains against California's giant King fire

Pollock Pines - Firefighters in California appeared to be winning the race this week to contain the huge King fire consuming forest and threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra foothills, but shifting winds could imperil recent gains.

King wildfire containment may be hampered by high winds

CalFire and USFS crews have made good progress on containing the King wildfire in Northern California last night, even though the fire grew 2,000 acres, from 87,5 92 acres to 89,574 acres. Containment has now reached 37 percent as of Tuesday.

Record amount of retardant used on growing Calif. wildfire

As of Friday night, the King wildfire in Northern California had burned 76,376 acres. Officials with CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service say the massive fire, one of nine in the state, is only 10 percent contained.
 

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Firefighters are preparing for a  red flag  warning through Wednesday night as winds will gust up to...
Firefighters are preparing for a "red flag" warning through Wednesday night as winds will gust up to 35 mph.
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Wayne Huntsman is shown with his lawyer before being arraigned in Superior Court on Friday. Huntsman...
Wayne Huntsman is shown with his lawyer before being arraigned in Superior Court on Friday. Huntsman was arrested and is charged with allegedly setting the King wildfire in California.
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