Light rain brings some relief to wildfire-ridden West while potential for more remains high

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 6, 2014 - 1:40 PM

BURNEY, Calif. — Wildfires, like earthquakes, are a frightening fact of life in California, just more predictable. So as thousands of firefighters made progress in taming more than a dozen blazes that have pockmarked the northern half of the state, fire officials and anxious residents of drought-afflicted rural communities breathed a shallow sigh of relief they knew might not last long.

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