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California, Nevada governors tour site of massive wildfire

APTOPIX California Wildfires
Posted at 6:45 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 09:45:16-04

CARSON CITY (AP)  — The governors of California and Nevada plan to tour an area blackened by one of two massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the U.S. West.

Wednesday's tour of the Tamarack fire along the state line comes as nearly 80 wildfires continue to destroy land and homes in a dozen states.

Cooler weather and even some rain has helped in the fight against some of the largest, including the Bootleg Fire in Oregon that has burned more than 160 homes.

But fire officials say hotter, drier weather will return later in the week and could pose a threat of renewed fire ferocity.