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California Wildfire
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California Wildfire
Firefighters and a fixed-wing aircraft battle a wildfire in the Painted Cave area of Santa Barbara, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The wildfire in the rugged hills overlooking Santa Barbara threatened about 100 homes in the area where a fire in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Mike Eliason)