Nine Dead, Celebrity Homes Ablaze in California

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As firefighters struggle to contain the uncontrolled wildfires, forecasters said intense winds and low humidity could fuel the blazes and make them spread even farther. Much of the state hasn't seen rain in more than a month, according to CNN meteorologists, and the dry vegetation has only served to fuel the fires.

Evacuees trapped in traffic abandoned their cars and ran with their children in tow as the Camp Fire quickly closed in on Northern California's Butte County.

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The Happy Hamster
The Happy Hamster

How unfortunate. It's truly a tragedy of epic proportions.