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 Michael Thurston is the US West Coast bureau chief for news agency Agence France-Presse.  subscribe to Michael  Thurston's feed

Posted on: Dec 30, 2013, Source: AFP

Other states are watching closely.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: AFP

The deadly blaze came amid baking temperatures and tinder-dry conditions across the US southwest, with records broken over the weekend in Arizona and California.