Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed homes driven by strong wind and high temperatures forcing thousands of residents to evacuate in Goleta, California, U.S., early July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday. The announcement by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, that […]

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