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US wildfire 60% contained

A fierce wildfire that threatened 4,000 homes northwest of Los Angeles is now 60% contained after milder weather conditions. The Ventura County Fire Department expects to begin de-mobilising firefighters today and has lifted all evacuation orders.

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NASA captures image of California wildfire

Smoke from the so-called Springs Fire raging on the California coast pictured from space. Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE MODIS Rapid Response

NASA has captured this satellite image of a thick pool of smoke spewing from the California coastline and merging with the clouds over the Pacific Ocean.

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