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2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

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| Severe wind events like this week's Santa Anas have been the primary factor in making this year's fires the most destructive and deadliest ever.

How to get notified about fire evacuations in your area

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Each county in Southern California has its own way of doing things. Here’s a list of emergency alert systems to sign up for so you’ll always be in the know.

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More wildfires mean more dirt in your water supply

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Rainfall after fires sweeps sediment into reservoirs, meaning they can hold less water. A new study says that's likely to worsen with climate change.

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Palmer and La Tuna fires nearly completely contained

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The Palmer wildfire has been stamped out, and the La Tuna fire is at 80 percent containment.

Western wildfires endanger beloved sites at national parks

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A 20-square-mile blaze burned the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park last week. In California's Sierra National Forest, an ancient grove of sequoias was scorched, but the trees survived.

Private power line sparked Lake Isabella's Erskine Fire

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Federal officials will take over the investigation and determine who, if anybody, might be saddled with financial responsibility or even criminal charges

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Fire breaks out in Lake View Terrace, threatens homes

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A brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon was threatening homes in Lake View Terrace before being officially knocked down after burning 62 acres.

Loma Fire destroys a dozen more homes near Santa Cruz

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A wildfire burning in northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains has destroyed a dozen homes and 16 other structures.

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