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Scorched earth: Record 2 million acres burned in California

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it will close national forests in the southern half of California and add restrictions at others because of dangerous fire conditions across the state. The closures went into effect Monday, and no reopening date was announced. Southern California’s Angeles National Forest, where a wildfire has shut several mountain roads, says it would be closed for at least a week. Crews are battling dozens of dangerous wildfires. Fire conditions are expected to worsen with the arrival late Monday of hot, dry winds. More than 2 million acres have burned so far in 2020, setting a state record with the most dangerous part of the year still ahead.

 

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