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Firefighters battle flames, homes destroyed in Santa Rosa

It was the latest inferno in a historically destructive year throughout the U.S. West. In California alone, wildfires so far have scorched more than 3.7 million acres, far exceeding any single year in state history.Thousands have evacuated wildfire in northern California's Napa Valley, which quadrupled in size overnight to some 11,000 acres. Laura Volatile is one of the evacuees, who fled in her recreational vehicle. A crew of Oregon prison inmates trudge through the smoldering Cascade mountains as a part of a decades-old program using prison labor to battle wildfires. This report produced by Zachary Goelman. - REUTERS

Published: 30 Sep 2020