Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Steve Chavez drinks water from his backpack after a brush fire near Adobe Road in Petaluma, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. In Northern California, several fires broke out Tuesday, including one in Colusa County north of Sacramento that had surged to 1,000 acres and forced the closure of Highway 16. A 200-acre spot fire broke out about three miles away.
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