SANTA MARIA, CA: Dark afternoon smoke from the officially named Alamo Fire, burning in the nearby coastal mountains within view of the Pacific Ocean, creates an eerie, surreal scene on July 9, 2017, near Santa Maria, California, where a crew of firefighters rest under the yellow sky. The 30,000-acre blaze began near Twitchell Reservoir on Highway 166 and quickly spread toward the ranches and vineyards along the Tepusquet Bench. Fire season continues to threaten several parts of California wine country, even as another weekend of triple-digit temperatures begins.
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