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Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Fuel. Topography. Wind. Temperature. Humidity. Sometimes they all coalesce in the worst ways possible, creating a blaze so destructive and deadly that entire towns are engulfed without warning. That was the case in California this weekend, when the Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, and another swept through hundreds of homes near Malibu. Statewide, at least 44 people have been killed, with more than 200 people still missing. Some 7,500 homes and buildings have been lost.

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John Blanchette: Santa Clara answers Mark Few’s call to arms

It’s Santa Clara’s answer to comments Gonzaga’s long-time basketball coach made to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney at last month’s West Coast Conference media day at Orleans Arena – a continuation of a Few theme that’s been logged in the Spokesman for, well, years.

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