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Calif. blaze erupts in 'year-round fire season'

GUINDA, Calif. - In California these days, the start - and end - of wildfire season is anyone's guess.

Not long ago fire officials eyed the autumn months as the time large blazes were most likely to ignite, after hot summer months had left brush and woods primed to burn.

But this year, as in recent years, the fires have come early. And they aren't likely to end any time soon.

Already this summer, several hundred firefighters have battled the Pawnee fire in Lake County that started June 23 and, so far, has burned more than 14,000 acres and destroyed structures. And, Saturday

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