California Wildfire Crisis Nearly Over

July 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Just more than 30 wildfires remain burning in California, down from more than 2,000 a month ago.A lightning storm sparked thousands of fires across the state on June 21st. It began the largest fire event in state history.

Cooler weather has helped firefighters contain many of the wildfires. Nearly 1,500 square miles have burned across the state.


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