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Firefighters had to step aside as winds powered infernos

AP Photo/Gregory Bull FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos. Out-of-control fires destroyed nearly 700 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to run from six big fires that have burned over 260 square miles (673 square kilometers) across the region. State fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser says fires fueled … Read the referenced story here: Firefighters…

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