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A helicopter loads up with fire retardant Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, while fighting the Ponderosa Fire, which has destroyed 67 homes and 20 outbuildings about 30 miles southeast of Redding, Calif. Helicopters and air tankers doused the spearhead of the fire on the southeastern flank to keep it from running up Battle Creek Canyon and threatening Lassen Volcanic National Park. The fire was about 6 miles west of the mopuntain community of Mineral, the gateway to the park. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

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