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Ben Affleck calls for support for firefighters battling deadly Calif. blazes

Cambridge native Ben Affleck. Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press

Hollywood star Ben Affleck is asking the public to support the legions of firefighters who continue to battle deadly wildfires raging in California.

Affleck, a Cambridge native, made his appeal in a recent tweet, asking for donations to the California Fire Foundation.

The actor and director included a link to the website for the foundation, which provides “emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.”

The Associated Press reported over the weekend that the statewide death toll from the fires stood at stood at 31, with 228 people still unaccounted for.


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