Firefighters battle Calif. wildfire

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Firefighter Chuck Mitchell hoses down a hot spot of the Ponderosa Fire near Viola, Calif., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.   More than 1,400 fire fighters are battling the fire that has destroyed seven homes, burned 23 square miles.  The fire that started Saturday is just 5 percent contained. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Air tankers and helicopters flew repeatedly into a deep rim rock canyon to douse the spearhead of a massive wildfire in Northern California and stop it from driving into a nearby mountain community and Lassen Volcanic National Park. (Aug. 24)

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