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Firefighter Dennis  Navle, left, hoses down a smoking log as he and Robert Smith work hot spots of the Ponderosa Fire near Paynes Creek,  Calif., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.   More than 2,400 firefighters are battling the Ponderosa Fire that has destroyed 64 homes and burned more than 27,000 acres.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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