Firefighters look to rain to help curb wildfires

7/20/2008 Junction City, CA Residents of Junction City remained under mandatory evacuation orders for a third day Sunday as a huge blaze crept across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The month-old fire had spread across nearly 87 square miles by Sunday and was 49 percent contained.

Fire officials said cool, moist coastal air was bringing falling temperatures and a possibility of rain for late Sunday.

All but 34 of the nearly 2,100 fires started by lightning across the state last month have been contained after charring almost 1 million acres.
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