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Firefighters Save Catalina Island Town

More than 4,200 acres have burned on Catalina Island, located off the coast of southern California.

Fire officials say more than a third of the fire has been contained, and they hope to have it under control by early next week.

The fire nearly burned down the island's main town, Avalon, but a brave crew of firefighters stood their ground and saved the city.

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Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and on NPR.org.