California Fire Update

Officials say firefighters in California have "turned the corner" on a wildfire that's destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento, is about 40-percent contained. It's one of hundreds of blazes that continue to burn in the state. The weather is cooperating, with more humidity and less wind. The Butte fire has destroyed about 50 homes and apparently killed one resident in Concow. Officials have downgraded an evacuation order that's affected about 10,000 residents since Tuesday. They're telling people they can return home as long as they remain ready to leave on short notice. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered 2,000 more National Guard troops to join the 400 already on firefighting duty. Australia, Canada, Greece, Mexico and New Zealand are also sending firefighters and equipment.


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