California fighting outbreak of six major wildfires

August 3, 2014 4:08 AM

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The largest started Wednesday and has torched nearly 19.5 square miles.

ALTURAS, Calif. — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters are feverishly attacking six major wildfires in central and far northern California, four of which grew rapidly overnight and prompted evacuations of homes, vacation cabins and recreation areas.

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