Wildfire threat abates in Northern California

MINERAL, Calif. — Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfire in Northern California just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park.

“After hearing the news I think I feel a whole lot better today,” said Bob Einck, adding that he didn’t expect to have to carry possessions out of his vacation home in Mineral to protect them from fire danger Friday.

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