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Community mourns Erskine fire victims, works to cope with the aftermath

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| A memorial for a couple killed in the most destructive fire in California so far this year gathers together those grieving, and struggles with scant resources to recover.

More evacuations ordered as Sand Fire grows over 22,000 acres

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Fire personnel are battling the blaze, which exploded Friday afternoon. All the latest info on containment, evacuations, road closures and air quality.

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Wildlife Waystation evacuates lions, tigers and bears (oh, my) amid Sand Fire

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"You would hear lions starting to call to each other as the sun was beginning to rise. You would hear chimps shrieking to each other. It was completely surreal."

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Bodies found in San Gabriel Complex Fire burn area

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A local man says he found what he believes to be the bodies of his brother and cousin. He said he recognized their backpack nearby. The men went hiking shortly before the fire broke out.

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Evacuations Lifted after Deer Fire in Kern County burns 1,785 acres

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Residents in the Kern County countryside are back home after two days of evacuations. The Deer Fire has burned nearly 1,800 acres and is 60 percent contained.

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San Bernardino brushfire forces evacuations, causes injuries

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A small but fast-moving fire in San Bernardino burned several structures and left three people with minor injuries Saturday. The cause of the fire is being investigated as arson.

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What happened to the couple who died in the Erskine Fire?

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Byron McKaig, called his pastor as smoke was filling his home. He and his wife later collapsed in an embrace near a fence in their yard.

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Erskine Fire: Containment steady, crews shift to 'recovery'

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In total, 285 single residences were destroyed and another 12 were damaged since the fire began June 23.