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AP PHOTOS: Fire explode in Northern California

UPPER LAKE, California. – Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in Northern California that has burned 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection say that another 440 buildings such as barns and warehouses were also destroyed by the fire.

The great Rescue area blaze has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people, and the police say four people are unaccounted for. It is already the seventh most devastating forest fire in the history of California and only 30 percent contained.

And new fires continue to erupt in Northern California.

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