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Lighter Winds Aid Firefighters Working To Contain California Blazes

Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.
A large home that survived last week's wildfire sits by the burned ruins of another nearby home, on Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif. / Rich Pedroncelli / Shutterstock.com

Authorities are increasingly optimistic that they have turned the tide in their week-long battle against the deadliest wildfires in California's history.

Lighter winds were helping firefighters both in the air and on the ground to contain the majority

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