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Thomas Fire: Firefighters brace for return of winds

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| The fire has burned 272,000 acres, destroying nearly 800 homes and damaging hundreds more — and it is now on track to become the largest on record in California.

Oil seeps ignited by Thomas Fire still quietly burning

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The Thomas Fire ignited naturally-occurring oil seepages. They're still burning — and though they don't pose high risk, they're tricky to put out.

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A 'Blue Christmas' service for those feeling loss, pain

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Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Altadena is one of a growing number of churches that hold special services for people going through a tough time in their lives.

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After a wildfire, making a holiday among the ashes

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Hundreds of families in Southern California who have lost their homes to the Thomas fire are trying to find a way to celebrate Christmas.

Thomas Fire: This weatherman tells firefighters what to expect

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Rich Thompson works 12-hour days to answer the question everyone wants to know: when, exactly, will the Santa Ana winds start blowing?

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Thomas Fire becomes second largest California fire ever

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Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 55 percent containment of a massive wildfire as of Tuesday evening, but the acreage continued to tick up.

California toughens stance, says employers must protect workers from wildfire smoke

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Last week KPCC reported on an earlier advisory that said employers need only "consider" taking steps to protect farmworkers exposed to smoke from the Thomas fire.

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Another gas leak reported at Aliso Canyon facility

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The Southern California Gas Company says a gas leak occurred at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Porter Ranch just before 5 p.m. Monday night.

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An original Rosie the Riveter takes flight

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After a half-century career building airplanes, 98 year old Elinor Otto was honored with a special military flight out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside.

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