A hand crew working with Cal Fire works toward a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa in July 2014. The number of wildfires in California is up by about 800 this year compared to the same time last July.
A hand crew working with Cal Fire works toward a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa in July 2014. The number of wildfires in California is up by about 800 this year compared to the same time last July. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
A hand crew working with Cal Fire works toward a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa in July 2014. The number of wildfires in California is up by about 800 this year compared to the same time last July. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file

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