BC-US--California Wildfi, 0961
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it's a final goodbye<
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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER<
BOYES HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Neighbors and strangers huddle along streets under siege by wildfires. We fix our worried stares on ridges encircling us, at billowing smoke and hope we don't see the glow of flames.