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Monday Sunrise Briefing: W. Coast wildfires or 'climate fires'?

Millions of West Coast residents stayed indoors this weekend as dense smoke from more than two dozen major wildfires enveloped cities from Los Angeles to Seattle. President Donald Trump blamed poor forest management, while three Democratic governors pointed to climate change. “These are not just wildfires, these are climate fires," Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday on ABC's “This Week." In parts of Oregon, air quality was so poor it exceeded the limits of the monitoring equipment. More than 16,000 fire fighters got some reprieve as cooler, wetter air moved over northern Oregon, but southern Oregon and northern California experienced windy

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