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gusty winds stoke huge california wildfire for second week

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gusty winds stoke huge california wildfire for second week

crews battled shifting winds and difficult terrain on friday to stop a mammoth wildfire that has burned for nearly two weeks along the scenic california coastline, killing a firefighter and destroying more than 720 homes.the thomas fire, which broke out on december 4 near a private college in the community of ojai, has since raged across 103,600 hectares, or some 1036 square km, making it the fourth-largest wildfire since record-keeping began in california in 1932.the rim fire burned 104,131 hectares in tuolumne county in august of 2013.at the thomas fire, flames were only 35 per cent contained as darkness fell on friday. fire officials said a return of gusty santa ana winds made further progress difficult."topography, fuels and shifting ...