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Trump declares state of emergency in fire ravaged Southern California

LA CONCHITA, Ventura County — Hoping to take advantage of a lull in the wind, an army of firefighters in Southern California embarked on a major offensive Friday against six fires that have carved paths of destruction between Santa Barbara and San Diego. Fierce Santa Ana winds have been whipping flames through wildlands, densely populated neighborhoods and rural communities all week and puffed up a fire in San Diego County Thursday that is now raging out of control, but fire crews were waiting for their chance Friday and took it.
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