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California fires burn boats, threaten Gold Rush-era relics


REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Even a lake didn't provide safe harbor from erratic California wildfires.

With flames exploding around Whiskeytown Lake, an effort to save boats at a Northern California marina by untying them from moorings and pushing them to safety, wasn't swift enough to save them all.

Dozens of charred, twisted and melted boats were among the losses counted Thursday at Oak Bottom Marina as firefighters continued to battle flames.

Wildfires throughout the state have burned through tinder-dry brush and forest, forced thousands to evacuate homes and forced campers to pack up their...

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