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Plants Sprout Again After Fire...but it's Not All Good News

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| The Santa Monica Mountains are showing their first signs of life, but fast-growing invasive plants are giving the native species a run for their money.

Fire victims can get debris removal, but many don't know it

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It's at no out-of-pocket cost to homeowners, but many don't know the service is being offered. And the deadline to participate is fast approaching.

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Public to be informed about need for more firefighting money

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The fire department is fighting the county's worst fires to date with decades-old equipment and stations. It needs nearly a billion dollars to fix it.

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Paramount Ranch opens trails after Woolsey Fire

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Santa Monica Mountains hikers return after Paramount Ranch reopens. But there's still many of the recreation area's 500 miles of hiking trails that remain closed.

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Local retired firefighter dons old gear for Woolsey Fire

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Rick Canter hasn't worked for the Glendale Fire Department for four years. But when his community's on fire, he pulls out his old equipment to help how he can.

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Secretary Zinke, Gov. Brown stress teamwork amidst wildfires

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Governor Jerry Brown demonstrated unexpected bipartisanship in discussing recovery efforts during a press conference in Camarillo.

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Bad air quality from Woolsey Fire forecast for days ahead

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With fire comes bad air, and air quality experts say evacuees returning to their home could be breathing in toxins, even if the sky looks clear.

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Why this house is still standing among the ruins of the Woolsey fire

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Butch Humphrey says if he'd thought quicker he would have evacuated. But once he knew his horses were trapped, he stayed to fight the fire himself.

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