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At 230000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

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Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening, making it the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history. The fire grew by more than 50,000

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are ‘expected to spread’

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California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are ‘expected to spread’
VENTURA, Calif. — Raging wildfires continued to burn through Southern California on Sunday, stretching into a second week as authorities warned that the blazes could still spread and pose new dangers. The fires have been blamed for one death, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings and threatened thousands more. Officials have stressed that the weather could trigger

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

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Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)(Photo: The Associated Press) HOUSTON (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown to help the