A firefighting helicopter flies over a stream of traffic driving past the Ponderosa Fire on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 outside Mineral, Calif. The Ponderosa Fire is 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

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A firefighting helicopter flies over a stream of traffic driving past the Ponderosa Fire on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 outside Mineral, Calif. The Ponderosa Fire is 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
A firefighting helicopter flies over a stream of traffic driving past the Ponderosa Fire on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 outside Mineral, Calif. The Ponderosa Fire is 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
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