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    Some progress was made battling the fires in Southern California, but now firefighters must now brace themselves for extreme wind that could spark new fires or grow smaller ones.

Some progress was made battling the fires in Southern California, but now firefighters must now brace themselves for extreme wind that could spark new fires or grow smaller ones. Meta Viers McClatchy
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Thomas Fire smoke hurting air quality in SLO County — and it will only get worse

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