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California wildfire dangers may be spreading across state

A satellite image of smoke billowing from Caldor Fire as an air tanker flies past, east of Sacramento, California, U.S., August 25, 2021. Picture taken August 25, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO.

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A wildfire that burned several homes near Los Angeles may signal that the region faces the same dangers that have scorched Northern California this summer.