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California blaze threatens ‘Emerald Triangle’ marijuana zone

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The largest wildfire in California history is threatening the country’s biggest marijuana-growing region, and authorities are warning people to protect themselves — not their crops — if it comes time to evacuate.

The August Complex Fire has burned through more than 1,100 square miles across five counties in Northern California and is on a westward path.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa says that would threaten the rugged and famed Emerald Triangle, known for its marijuana farms.

The fire was only 30% contained Tuesday. Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall says he worries that marijuana workers won’t evacuate in time.

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Santa Rosa family and pets escape house fire

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Courtesy of Santa Rosa Fire Dept.
Courtesy of Santa Rosa Fire Dept.

A northeast Santa Rosa family is staying with relatives after an early Monday fire forced them to flee their home with their pets.

One of the occupants of the house, on Mission Boulevard between Highway 12 and Montecito Avenue, got up around 5 a.m. to let the dogs out and smelled smoke, Battalion Chief Matt Gloeckner said.

The man and his wife discovered a rapidly developing fire on the exterior left side of their home. The couple got out and called 911.

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