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California fires: Thousands of firefighters continue to fight fires that killed 24 people in less than a month



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The Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California on Friday, September 11.

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George Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon on Saturday, September 1

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Crystal Sparks, 35, kisses her 4-year-old twins Chance and Ryder Sutton as they are evacuated from the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon on September 11.

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On September 11, North Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control Officer Linda Newman restrain two donkeys wandering along a street in Berry Creek, California on September 11. The donkeys have been moved by the Bear Fire.

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A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, California, September 11.

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Dora Negrete is comforted by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their mobile home destroyed in Talent, Oregon on Thursday, September 10.

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This aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile home park in Phoenix, Oregon on September 10.

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A street is engulfed in smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon on September 10.

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On September 10, a tanker jet launches a flame retardant to slow the Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California.

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On Wednesday, September 9, when looking at Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered in smoke from the fires. This photo was taken in the late morning.

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On September 9, smoke from a fire hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Bejhan Razi, a senior construction inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks repairs on a street lamp as the sky is lit by nearby fires.

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People are in Alamo Square Park as smoke hovers over San Francisco on 9 September.

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People stop to take photos of the Golden Gate Bridge as it was hit by smoke from nearby fires on 9 September.

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On September 9, firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect facilities in Butte County, California.

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Flames shoot from a house in Butte County.

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On Tuesday, September 8, a Pacific Gas and Electric worker watches the Creek Fire advancing near Alder Springs, California.

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Lisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after evacuating her ranch in North Fork, California.

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Flames burn in a house burned to the ground by Creek Fire in Fresno County, California.

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A slide melted in a schoolyard in Fresno County.

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Fires burning in the West

On September 7, firefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California.

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On Sunday, September 6, a firefighter in Jamul, California, fights the Valley Fire.

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A fire invades Japatul Road in Jamul on 6 September.

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Little League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6.

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A firefighter watches the Creek Fire advance into Shaver Lake.

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A Shaver Lake businessman walks beside the kayaks he rents as the smoke from Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6.

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Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire approaches their home in Yucaipa, California on September 6.

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A firefighter sets up a controlled burn with a drip torch as he fights the creek fire in Shaver Lake.

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Dozens of displaced people were rescued in a California National Guard helicopter on Saturday, September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.

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Firefighters walk in line in Yucaipa on September 5th.

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Mist and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the damage caused by the fire at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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Randy Hunt packs his things, including his daughter Natasha’s first Pooh bear, which has gone away, in case he and his wife Sheli are to evacuate the house they rented in Middletown, California on August 26.

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On August 25, firefighter Juan Chavarin cuts down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California.

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A “Vaca Strong” sign adorns a charred hill in Vacaville, California on August 24.

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Austin Giannuzzi cries as he hugs relatives at the burnt remains of their Vacaville home on 23 August.

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A firefighter looks out of a helicopter as he fights the fires at the LNU Lightning Complex in Lake County, California.

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On August 23, the flames of the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap over Butts Canyon Road in Lake County.

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On August 22, Karol Markowski of the Southern Pasadena Fire Department warmed up hot spots while battling fires at the CZU Lightning Complex in Boulder Creek, California.

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A burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky at Boulder Creek on August 22.

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Smoke hangs in the air at Big Basin Redwoods State Park as redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.

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On August 21, a firefighter watches as the fires at the LNU Lightning Complex spread in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of Napa County.

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Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured in a fire in Vacaville on 21 August. On the right, Animal Control Officer Dae Kim prepares to kill the lama.

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Smoke from nearby fires looms over San Francisco on August 21.

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A firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.

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US Forest Service members discuss their next moves to fight the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado on August 21.

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People prepare packed lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California on August 21.

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On August 20, a plume of smoke from the LNU Lightning Complex creates waves over Healdsburg, California.

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A firefighter battles the flames in Santa Cruz County, California on August 20.

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Only burnt homes and vehicles remain at the Spanish movable mansion in Napa County, California on August 20.

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Peter Koleckar reacts after seeing more houses burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California on August 20.

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A forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20.

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A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire devastated Vacaville, California on August 20.

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A molten plastic fence lies on the charred ground after the fire swept Vacaville on August 20.

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Sarah Hawkins searches the rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20.

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Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the river fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California on Aug.19.

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Gina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19th.

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People raise cows along Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.

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Flames consume a home in Napa County, California on August 19.

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Embers burn along a hill above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires sweep through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure.

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A resident runs into a house to rescue a dog as the Hennessy Fire approaches near Lake Berryessa on August 18.

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A house burns as fires at the LNU Lightning Complex devastate the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.

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On August 18, a tanker launches retardant fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County.

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The flames of the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.

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Tony Leonardini works on a spot fire as storm winds blow over the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on Aug.17.

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Smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado on August 16.

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Kathy Mathison observes the still-burning fire of August 16 that, just a day earlier, came within yards of her home in Bend, Oregon.

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Firefighters observe smoke and flames rising from Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles on August 14.

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A helicopter drops water over Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California on August 13.

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A car is charred by Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.

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A couple observes the Ranch2 Fire from afar on August 13th.

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A team of firefighters works in Hughes Lake on August 13.

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On August 13, The Lake Fire burns down a house in the Angeles National Forest.

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Flames and smoke rise from Lake Fire on Wednesday, August 12.

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A firefighter works against the lake fire on 12 August.

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Firefighters prepare an escape plan as lake fire burns a hill on August 12.

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A tanker jumps into Lake Fire on August 12.

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A plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12.

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Fire teams battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado on August 11.


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