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Firefighter's families weather long wildfire seasons

Annie Gilbertson/KPCC
| "Hotshot" firefighters work for weeks away from family during the dry months. “Sometimes I don’t even recognize him because he is covered in smoke and dirt," one wife said.

Soberanes Fire: Big Sur wildfire rages on

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The wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline has burned more than 38,000 acres and is 15 percent contained.

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How victims of the Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble

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Red Cross volunteers have built sifting tools to help residents begin the long process of finding their most precious belongings.

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Sand Fire now 85 percent contained

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Firefighters have increased containment on the wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita Valley. All evacuations have been lifted.

Sand Fire: Animals return to Wildlife Waystation

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Approximately 400 exotic animals that had to be evacuated from the Wildlife Waystation during the Sand Fire are now safely back in their habitats.

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Where to ask for help after a wildfire disaster

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Dealing with the stress and chaos that comes with an unexpected wildfire can make finding help difficult. Here's a list of resources to help guide those affected.

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Sand Fire: Inside the pop-up city wildland firefighters call home

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The camp at the incident command center situated behind Golden Valley High School outside Santa Clarita provides a home away from home for those called to battle the Sand Fire.

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Tortoise wins again: Slow and steady pace outruns Sand Fire

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An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."