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A firefighter pulls a hose line as a backfire is ignited into the Santa Monica Mountains off Potrero Road in order to control the Springs Fire near Newbury Park, California, May 4, 2013. A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

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Calif. wildfire 30 percent contained

A fierce wildfire threatening 4,000 homes northwest of Los Angeles was about 30 percent contained on Saturday as higher humidity and cooler temperatures helped firefighters, fire department spokesmen said.. The fire in coastal Ventura County has blackened about 28,000 acres of rugged brush land since it started on Thursday. It


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