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California wildfires live: thousands forced to evacuate as blazes rage across state

  • Cluster of wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties cover an estimated 46,225 acres
  • Lake fire in southern California has burned more than 21,000 acres

12.17am BST

A helicopter involved in the fight against fires has crashed southwest of Fresno, in California’s Central Valley, sparking a separate brush fire.

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Fires burning in all but one of the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay area has created the worst air quality in the world.

An air quality map from the San Francisco Chronicle shows fires that are ringing the metro area and the poor air that’s settled over the region.

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