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Unstoppable California wildfire reaches almost 100 sq. miles
A massive Northern California wild land blaze has been threatening numerous homes for weeks, charring so far nearly 97 square miles of brush and timber. On Monday, the fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line. 
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Flames rise from a wildfire near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
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Flames rise as a fire crew works near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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Firefighters from the Long Beach Fire Department monitor flames from the Rocky fire near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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Long Beach, Calif., firefighter Darren Ike keeps watch on an unburned hillside near a fire in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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A firefighter watches a helicopter battle the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to Cal Fire, the blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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A helicopter pilot guides his craft to a pond near a fire in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Firefighters battle a fire burning to the north of U.S. Highway 20 east of Spring Valley in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Firefighters water down a hot spot while fighting a large grass fire, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Elverta,Calif. Firefighters from multiple agencies, with at least a dozen fire engines, several aerial tankers and helicopters battled the flames that burned at least 75 acres and threatened dozens of homes in the suburban community just north of Sacramento. No injuries or cause of the fire have been reported. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Jeff Arnold, of the Long Beach Fire Department, douses flames from a wildfire near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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Dave Miinch, fire captain with South Lake County, watches a fire burn on the north side of U.S. Highway 20, Monday, August 3, 2015, in Yolo County, Calif. Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP) MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40); MANDATORY CREDIT

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Andrew Mehr, of the Long Beach Fire Department, looks on as flames from the Rocky fire approach near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant while fighting a large grass fire, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Elverta, Calif. Firefighters from multiple agencies, with at least a dozen fire engines, several aerial tankers and helicopters battled the flames that burned at least 75 acres and threatened dozens of homes in the suburban community just north of Sacramento. No injuries or cause of the fire have been reported. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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A burned out residence is seen as the Rocky fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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A fire burns to the north of U.S. Highway 20 east of Spring Valley in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Fire crews walk on U.S. Highway 20 as a fire approaches near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

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An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant while fighting a large grass fire, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Elverta, Calif. Firefighters from multiple agencies, with at least a dozen fire engines, several aerial tankers and helicopters battled the flames that burned at least 75 acres and threatened dozens of homes in the suburban community just north of Sacramento. No injuries or cause of the fire have been reported. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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A burned out truck sits at a residence as a wildfire burns near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Officials called for evacuations Monday as numerous homes were threatened by the flames. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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A fire approaches U.S. Highway 16 in Yolo County, Calif., Monday, August 3, 2015. Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP) MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40); MANDATORY CREDIT

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A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, Calif. Firefighters will focus Saturday on protecting some 700 homes in the Baldy Mesa area, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Carol Underhill said. About 2,800 people remained evacuated, with nearly three dozen spending the night at a temporary shelter. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)

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A hand crew prepares to battle The Pine Fire which caused a group of deaf and hearing-impaired children amongst 300 people to evacuated from campgrounds in the San Gabriel Mountains, Calif., near Mountain High Resort late Friday, July 17, 2015. The evacuated campgrounds were the Lion's Camp, Verdugo Campground, AFY Campground and Christian Summer Camp, the Sheriff's department said. About 200 firefighters were on scene. A county fire dispatcher said the fire started on the Los Angeles side of the county line. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)

Unstoppable California wildfire reaches almost 100 sq. miles

A massive Northern California wild land blaze has been threatening numerous homes for weeks, charring so far nearly 97 square miles of brush and timber. On Monday, the fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line. 

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