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Study: California's wildfires, air quality to get worse

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| As fire season gets worse in the western U.S., increased amounts of fine particles will likely have an adverse effect on public health.

Fire-proofing homes in fire-prone areas

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There are 6 million Southern Californians living in areas that are at high risk for wildfire. What can be done to protect their homes?

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Blue Cut Fire: Thousands evacuated; governor declares state of emergency

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The fire was reported Tuesday in a sparsely populated area but quickly expanded and shut down portions of the 15 Freeway and Highway 138.

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Clayton Fire: State of emergency declared in Northern California

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The fire roared through the town of Lower Lake over the weekend, burning more than 175 structures and threatening thousands more.

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Local man charged with arson in devastating Clayton Fire

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Damin Pashilk was arrested on suspicion of arson in a northern California wildfire that has destroyed more than 175 structures. He is also an arson suspect in numerous other fires over the past year.

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A home lost to fire; determination to rebuild

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After losing their house to the Colby Fire, Gena and John Palo never considered not rebuilding on the same spot in the Glendora foothills. "This is my home," she says.

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Erskine Fire victims must decide: Stay or relocate?

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The Bakersfield-area blaze consumed 48,000 acres, including more than 250 homes. Two people died. Now the path to recovery for many is unclear.

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How to check the air quality during a wildfire

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When smoke from a wildfire starts to spread, there are few good resources for finding how at risk you are. Here's what the Air Quality Index can tell you, what it means and how to find it.