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Wildfire scorches Northern California Highway

A wildfire in Northern California near the Oregon border has forced officials to close about 45 miles of a major highway. The fire erupted Wednesday afternoon in a rural area and nearly tripled in size overnight. (Credit: California Highway Patrol)

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