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Raging Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Homes in California
The first major wildfires after the end of a five-year drought in California raged this weekend as the state baked in record-breaking heat.
A helicopter makes a water drop near Cachuma Lake in Los Padres National Forest as the "Whittier" wildfire burns in Santa Barbara County, California on July 8.
In the middle of the afternoon, Santa Barbara officials sent out alerts to residents and campers near Cachuma Lake to evacuate as the fire started near Whittier Camp, county fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.