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California fire 'fuelled by heat'

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Firefighters tackling an intense wildfire north of Los Angeles say the blaze remains "very dangerous".

Fuelled by hot weather and dense, dry brush, the blaze is threatening 12,000 buildings and key communications masts.

Two firefighters were killed on Sunday after their vehicle was overrun by flames and rolled down a mountainside.

Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles.

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