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California: Firestorms sparked by over 11,000 lightning strikes forces thousands to evacuate

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in the midst of a heat wave and a pandemic on Thursday as lightning-sparked firestorms raged through dry brush, grass and chaparral around San Francisco Bay. An estimated 11,000 lightning strikes, mostly in northern and central California, ignited more than 370 individual fires this week, spawning nearly two […]