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California officials say 2013 fire season could be state's worst in a century




The fire burned power lines and a Department of Water and Power hydroelectric plant near San Francisquito Canyon Road.
The fire burned power lines and a Department of Water and Power hydroelectric plant near San Francisquito Canyon Road.
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This summer could be a scorcher in Southern California. Literally. 

Officials say this year's fire season could be the worst in a century, and we've already seen a 75-percent jump in the number of blazes torching the region. But when we know that this year might be the worst on record and wildfires are already a way of life here, is there anything that can be done differently?

Inspector Anthony Akins with the LA County Fire Department joins the show with more.