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Cal Fire mechanic dies, bringing death toll to 8 as crews battle blazes throughout California

LOS ANGELES - A Cal Fire mechanic who was assigned to the Carr fire died in a vehicle crash in Tehama County early Thursday morning, the eighth death connected to the furious blaze that has scorched roughly 177,000 acres in Northern California, officials said.

The victim, described as a heavy-equipment mechanic, died in

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