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Weary crews prepare for long wildfire season

May 18, 2014
By ELLIOT SPAGAT , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Firefighters scoured charred hillsides north of San Diego on Saturday to guard against a resurgence of flames that ripped through the region, while the last of tens of thousands of evacuees prepared to return home. For those battling a series of blazes for days, the relief was mixed with a sense of dread that drought-sapped vegetation, high temperatures and low humidity portend a long fire season ahead.

 
 
 

 

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