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  • Horse on California highway flees wildfires

    California's wildfires continued to spread under the influence of strong winds on Tuesday, so much so that animals were left behind to fend for themselves. At one point, a horse was even seen galloping across a highway in an attempt to save itself from the flames and smoke that continued to spread as a result of gusty Santa Ana winds.

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December 06, 2017 12:00 AM

UPDATED December 06, 2017 09:52 AM

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