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Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze -- one of 20 wildfires burning in California.The fire -- the largest blaze in drought-stricken California -- roughly tripled in size over the weekend to almost 97 square miles, generating its own winds that fanned the flames and reduced thousands of acres of manzanita shrubs and other brush to barren land in hours.The fire was burning in the Lower Lake area, about 100 miles north of San Francisco and 10 miles from Clear Lake, the largest freshwater lake entirely within California and a popular spot for boaters and campers.The fire destroyed at least 24 homes and 26 outbuildings.One of the largest wildfires in California history was a 2013 blaze that took out 400 square miles of Sierra Nevada wilderness.
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