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Shasta County firefighters Zach Lacy (L) and Bob Baker spray water on a home burnt by the Clover Fire in Happy Valley, Calif., on September 10, 2013. (Credit: Reuters/Max Whittaker)

Rising number of U.S. homes at risk from wildfires, report says

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(Reuters) - The number of homes at risk from wildfires in western U.S. states jumped 62 percent in the past year as more properties were developed in fire-prone areas, according to a report released on Thursday.

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