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The King Fire Continues To Burn East Of Sacramento
A firefighter monitors a backfire as he battles the King Fire on September 17, 2014 in Fresh Pond, California. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images

Suspected California Arsonist in Court As Major Wildfire Grows

Sep 19, 2014

As an alleged arsonist is set to make his court appearance Friday, the unwieldy wildfire that officials say he deliberately sparked in Northern California is showing no signs of slowing down. The fire in the steep canyons of El Dorado County grew to more than 73,000 acres early Friday — nearly the size of Atlanta — and is only 10 percent contained since it started Saturday, according to the latest figures.

“With the return of higher temperatures and lower humidity (Friday) or Saturday, the active fire behavior is expected to return,” officials warned as the blaze continues to burn...

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Fire approaches the shore of Bass Lake, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2014.Darvin Atkeson—AP
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A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond
Firefighters battle raging blazes in California
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Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, California
Quick Spreading Wildfire Burns 100 Homes In Northern California
A firefighter walks through smoke while battling the King Fire near Fresh Pond, California
Fire approaches the shore of Bass Lake, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2014.
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