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Thousands of Firefighters Battling Massive Wildfires in Western U.S.

Across the West, firefighters are battling dozens of wildfires, and one of the biggest is in Yolo County, California.

On Wednesday, firefighting helicopters flew into thick smoke to fight a fire that’s burned more than 80,000 acres in three rural counties west of Sacramento. Nearly 3,000 firefighters have been working around the clock, lighting backfires and building a containment line, in an effort to keep the flames at bay.

The wildfire is also threatening more than 1,000 homes and buildings, and hundreds of residents were told to evacuate.

Read more at CBS

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