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Dale Kempf relaxes with a book at a Red Cross evacuation center in Redding, Calif., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Kemp was  forced to flee his home in Manton, Saturday due to the Ponderosa Fire. Residents of the small towns, of Manton, Viola and Shingletown were forced to evacuate as flames from the fire neared.  The fire, that started Saturday, has  destroyed seven homes, burned 23 square miles and is only 5 percent contained. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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