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Hundreds Evacuated in Northern California as Firefighters Battle Rare January Wildfire

HeadlineJan 24, 2022

In Northern California, firefighters have contained about one-third of a 1,000-acre wildfire near the coastal communities of Monterey and Big Sur. Hundreds of residents were evacuated over the weekend. The blaze is the first 100-acre-plus wildfire in the area to burn in the month of January in over a decade, as the climate crisis and a two-decade drought have led to extended wildfire seasons.

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