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Valley Fire area declared major disaster

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President Obama is now calling the Valley Fire area a major disaster in California.

The declaration allows federal funds to be used to help fight the fire and assist people living in the area.

The fire has burned more than 70,000 acres, killing four people and displacing 20,000 people from their homes.

As of Thursday morning, several people were still missing as the fire continues to rage on the west coast. 

 

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