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Firefighters respond to Thompson Fire in California (8 images)

By Wade Sheridan

Firefighters battle the Thompson Fire as it burns through acres of land in Oroville, Calif., on Tuesday. The blaze has burned 2,135 acres and forced thousands of evacuations.



Firefighters knock down hot spots after the Thompson Fire jumped Canyon Road in Oroville, Calif., on July 2, 2024. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI
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Extreme heat hit dry landscapes as fire erupted and forced evacuations as California enters the fire season. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI
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A water-dropping helicopter releases its load onto the Thompson Fire. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI
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The blaze has burned 2,135 acres and was 0% contained as of Tuesday night, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI
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