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A bomber drops retardant on a wildfire in Mount Diablo State Park on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Contra Costa County, Calif. The blaze forced dozens of residents and animals to evacuate Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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A bomber drops retardant on a wildfire in Mount Diablo State Park on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Contra Costa County, Calif. The blaze forced dozens of residents and animals to evacuate Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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