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Firefighters battle wildfires in California, New Mexico

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cooler weather is helping firefighters make headway in battling hundreds of wildfires across Northern California's wine country.

One fire has spread across nearly six square miles in Napa County and has moved into a rural area of a neighboring county. One home has been destroyed and evacuations have been ordered for some residents. The fire is threatening more than 100 buildings. It was 35-percent contained last might. Two smaller blazes about 25 miles south of San Jose also have also forced several people from their homes. Officials said the fires were 50-percent contained yesterday.

It's thought that lightning sparked many of the California fires.

Meanwhile, firefighters in southern New Mexico are trying to stop a blaze that covers more than 67 square miles. Two other lightning-sparked blazes have burned through 46 square miles in New Mexico.

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