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7,000 more residents evacuated in California due to wildfires
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7,000 more residents evacuated in California due to wildfires
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Los Angeles, Aug 28 (TIWN) The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) said a total of 42,100 residents have been evacuated due to the raging wildfires across state, with 7,000 more people in the last 24 hours ago.

Over 6,000 of the people evacuated came from Calaveras County, where a wildfire dubbed Airola Fire burned about 700 acres and threatened many communities, Xinhua news agency quoted the CalOES as saying on Friday.   As of Friday, most of the evacuation orders triggered by the Airola Fire were downgraded to evacuation warnings, but many parts of Calaveras County and its surrounding area were still inundated with smoky conditions and limited visibility.  Meanwhile, more people could be evacuated in Kern County due to the French Fire, which had forced 3,600 residents to flee from their homes.  The American Red Cross opened up a third shelter for those fleeing the French Fire as more Kern County residents are placed under an evacuation warning.

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