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Huge fires rage in western US, Canada

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Los Angeles (AFP) – More than a million acres of the western US and Canada were in flames on Wednesday as multiple blazes raged across the region, fueled by soaring temperatures and drought, and with little sign of letting up.   Large areas of California were placed on red alert as several conflagrations continued to burn. The so-called River Fire had still not been brought under control as it burned near Yosemite National Park, officials said.  Firefighters were also concerned about the advance of the Dixie Fire, further to the north.  While 2020 was the worst year for fires in California’s m…

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