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California Wildfire - 28 Jul 2014
A wildfire burning in parched foothills east of the California state capital of Sacramento has destroyed 10 homes and was threatening more than 500 others, officials said Sunday.

The Sand Fire has scorched more than 3,800 acres (1,538 hectares) and was 35 percent contained on Sunday, two days after the blaze was sparked in drought-like conditions in the Sierra Nevada foothills, according to the California Department
of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The blaze, about 30 miles (48 km) from Sacramento, quickly mushroomed in size, forcing the evacuation of more than 500 homes and 1,200 people in several rural communities, said CalFire.
There has been one minor injury to a firefighter.

On Sunday, nearly 1,500 firefighters backed by six air tankers were working against nearly triple-digit temperatures, high winds and extremely low humidity.
California is facing one of its most severe droughts on record, with wide swaths of the nation's most populous state under "exceptional drought," or the most severe rating issued by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
An air tanker drops retardant on the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
An air tanker drops retardant on the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California
An air tanker drops retardant on the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Marin County firefighter Brett Grayson watches out for hotspots in a vineyard, as the fast-moving wildfire...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Marin County firefighter Brett Grayson watches out for hotspots in a vineyard, as the "Sand Fire" burns...
Marin County firefighter Brett Grayson watches out for hotspots in a vineyard, as the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Marin County firefighters haul a hose on a fire line while battling the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Marin County firefighters haul a hose on a fire line while battling the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California...
Marin County firefighters haul a hose on a fire line while battling the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Firefighters hike in to battle the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Firefighters hike to battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California
Firefighters hike in to battle the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
A helicopter drops water on the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California July...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
A helicopter drops water on the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California
A helicopter drops water on the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
The fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire,...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
The "Sand Fire" burns near Plymouth, California
The fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
A spotter aircraft flies above the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burning near Plymouth, California...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
A spotter aircraft flies above the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burning near Plymouth, California...
A spotter aircraft flies above the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burning near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Members of the CAL Fire Vina Helitack crew battle a spot fire as the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Members of the CAL Fire Vina Helitack crew battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth, California
Members of the CAL Fire Vina Helitack crew battle a spot fire as the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the fast-moving wildfire called...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth,...
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California, July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the fast-moving wildfire called...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the "Sand Fire" near Plymouth,...
An aircraft drops fire retardant on a vineyard as firefighters battle the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California, July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the Sand Fire near Plymouth, California
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire," near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER AGRICULTURE)
USA-CALIFORNIA/WILDFIRE
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July 27, 2014
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the Sand Fire near Plymouth, California July 26,...
Plymouth, UNITED STATES
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the Sand Fire near Plymouth, California
Fire retardant spots wine grapes in a vineyard near the Sand Fire near Plymouth, California July 26, 2014. The fire, which started Friday, has burned 5 homes, 1300 acres, and is 20 percent contained, local media reported. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER AGRICULTURE)
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