California on edge as wildfires spread

San Francisco Chronicle: What was expected to be a bad fire season is turning out to be just that. Nearly a dozen major fires, some touched off by an unusual string of lightning storms, are burning across California wildlands parched by back-to-back dry winters. Twice as much of the state has burned this year as had gone up in flames at this point in 2012. One of the worst blazes is the Rim Fire, which raged out of control for a fifth day Wednesday in nearly inaccessible terrain west of Yosemite National Park. Hundreds......

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