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>> They went out all day, right?>> The Ferguson fire in California could get additional fuel on Wednesday, with forecasters expecting temperatures to hit a blistering 105 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity to be in the teens.
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e fire, which started Friday, has already burned more than 13,000 acres southwest of Yosemite National Park.
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So far, more than 1,400 firefighters have been called in.
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ntainment lines have been laid, but firefighters still face steep terrain in hot, dry conditions.>> These firefighters, we do make sure that they're properly suited up, that they're hydrated, that they're nourished, and they're ready to go out and fight these fires.
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>> And making matters worse, officials say thick, black smoke has prevented water-dropping helicopters from flying low into the narrow canyons. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire, which was 5% contained as of early Wednesday.
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