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News - August 21, 2020

Lightning-sparked fires spread smoke over the Midpeninsula

As flames torch coastside forests, county declares state of emergency

by Kate Bradshaw, Julia Brown and Sue Dremann

With an estimated 10,000 acres burned and 1,000 San Mateo County residents evacuated as of Wednesday, a series of coastside blazes sparked by recent lightning strikes known as the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires were wreaking havoc and endangering lives.

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