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Bush declares major disaster
Federal funds will be sent to affected families
Almost 1 million people forced from homes
Official: Wind, dryness are ‘recipe for disaster’
About 645 square miles of land scorched

NEW: President Bush signs major disaster declaration for Southern California
NEW: San Diegans warned to conserve electricity as fire severs lines
NEW: $1 billion in homes lost in San Diego County, official says
Red-flag wind warning continues to 6 p.m. PT, weather service says

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Weather Discussion: Dry and windy conditions will continue in southern California today and will begin to diminish this afternoon and Thursday. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are predicted for Friday and Saturday in California. Dry and windy conditions will develop over the Great Plains states.

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