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Young women evacuated from camp

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — As the largest wildfire in California, a 63,275-acre inferno which started July 22, was burning here recently, more than 200 young women and their leaders from the Bakersfield California East Stake were forced to evacuate girl's camp a day before it was scheduled to end. During the week, they had seen heavy traffic in the skies as planes and helicopters dropped water on the fire.

"When the wind changed direction, the U.S. Forest Service gave us 45 minutes to evacuate camp as the skies turned dark from smoke, and the fire continued to spread," said stake president Walter G. Ray II. He praised the Forest Service for their help and cooperation in providing buses to evacuate the young women.