Firefighters gain some ground as California fire grows


LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wind-stoked blaze that has forced evacuations gained ground even as the blaze burned through bone-dry rugged hills in two Northern California counties. About 2,000 firefighters took a stand against the flames Wednesday, some of them lighting backfires along a road as plumes of black and white smoke rose into the sky. Most had been reassigned…

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