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After the Thomas Fire, a fight over power line repairs

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| Attorneys representing fire victims say repairing damaged poles and lines could remove evidence of the fire's cause. SoCal Edison says it wants to restore power.

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving Montecito

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Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the posh Santa Barbara community running.

Thomas Fire locals started donating to this Ojai store. They haven't stopped

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Neighbors didn't wait for government aid to start arriving in Upper Ojai. Their ad-hoc relief operation in a corner store parking lot is now a community hub.

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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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Winemakers worry wildfires will leave whiff of ashtray in their wine

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Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

SoCal's Thomas Fire now 25 percent contained, but continues to threaten homes

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Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended through the week instead of expiring Monday afternoon as was initially forecast.

Creek Fire: 70 percent contained, all evacuations have been lifted

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The Creek Fire, which started early Tuesday morning in the Sylmar area, is now at 15,619 acres. Most nearby roads have been reopened.

Skirball Fire reaches 50 percent containment as residents head home

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The Skirball Fire in the Bel Air area held at 475 acres burned in a late Friday update, but jumped from 30 to 50 percent containment, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.