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West Coast wildfires are ravaging communities. Here's how to help victims and first responders

USATODAY.com Tuesday, 15 September 2020 ()
220,000 people have evacuated across California, Oregon and Washington, while millions of others continue to be exposed to harsh air conditions.
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