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New wildfire explodes near California state capital

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Susanville (United States) (AFP) – A wildfire that erupted outside California’s state capital just a few days ago had exploded to cover more than 53,000 acres by Wednesday. At least two people had to be airlifted to hospital as the Caldor Fire tore through a small town around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Sacramento. Thousands of people have been told to seek safety, with the fire raging uncontrolled through the Eldorado National Forest. “Please, please heed the warnings, and then when you’re asked to get out, get out,” Fire Chief Thom Porter said, according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper. “W…

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