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Firefighters Contain, Control Nor-Cal Fires

California firefighters have managed to control one blaze northeast of San Francisco, but winds are hampering efforts to contain a bigger fire along the eastern Sierra Nevada.

The first blaze was a fast-moving grass fire that destroyed a home, damaged eight others and forced some evacuations.

It started on Friday afternoon.

It threatened a high school and a hospital before crews brought it under control.

Closer to the Nevada border, a 700-acre wildfire is threatening a Marine housing facility.

Several hundred fire crews built a containment line around part of the blaze, but wind gusts up to 40 miles-per-hour have made their battle tough.

Two smaller blazes were fully contained Saturday.


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