Hundreds of blazes continue to char California, and thousands more National Guard troops have been called up to help. Crews and equipment are also coming from as far away as Greece, Australia and New Zealand. Authorities say it's a historic situation: the most fires burning at one time in California, ever. Firefighters have made some progress in the mountains of Butte County, where an earlier fire had destroyed dozens of homes. Officials have been able to downgrade an evacuation order that had affected about 10,000 residents. They've also reopened a slice of coastal Highway 1, which had been closed for more than two weeks near the tourist town of Big Sur. The full, 15-mile stretch is set to reopen tomorrow.
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