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  • Trump approves California disaster declaration as wildfires rage on

    More than 500 structures have been damaged and more than 120,000 people have evacuated as fires burn in half a dozen counties in Southern California. President Donald Trump approved a California disaster declaration Friday, December 8, 2017, ordering federal aid to the area.

More than 500 structures have been damaged and more than 120,000 people have evacuated as fires burn in half a dozen counties in Southern California. President Donald Trump approved a California disaster declaration Friday, December 8, 2017, ordering federal aid to the area. Meta Viers McClatchy
More than 500 structures have been damaged and more than 120,000 people have evacuated as fires burn in half a dozen counties in Southern California. President Donald Trump approved a California disaster declaration Friday, December 8, 2017, ordering federal aid to the area. Meta Viers McClatchy

California jet streams create the perfect storm for SoCal wildfires

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