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Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in the seven affected counties, opening the way for government aid. Its a tragic time for California, he said in Malibu, where a church, homes and a mansion resembling a medieval castle were destroyed over the weekend. The winds are up, it's very, MBT Outlet very dangerous conditions, Kirk said. Fires are popping up all over the place. White House deputy press secretary Scott Stanzel said in an e-mail that President Bush called Schwarzenegger to make sure the state is getting the help it needs.
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