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Refusing evacuation, California resident plans to fight fire himself

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Twain (United States) (AFP) – Even as dense smoke from an enormous wildfire blows closer to Jon Cappleman’s home in rural northern California, the 60-something man rebuffs calls to evacuate.  “A lot of people think we’re foolish,” he says.  But if it comes down to it, Cappleman has a plan: he will fight the flames of the Dixie Fire himself.  Cappleman and his wife, whose home lies nestled in a pine forest near the town of Twain, hope they have thought of everything, down to the minute details. For several days, they have used a pump and blue pipes to siphon water from a nearby creek in an effo…

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