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'Megafire' That Torched Town Now Common in California

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Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of "megafire" that last week destroyed most of the town and killed at least 42 people. Born of tinder dry conditions and erratic winds, the "Camp Fire" was the latest California megafire, a huge blaze that burns more intensely and quickly than anything the state has experienced before. In recent years authorities in California have reported an increase in...

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