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#SoCalSoCurious: We answer your questions about the wildfires

Andrew Cullen for KPCC
| KPCC journalists are covering the fires burning across Southern California and are working hard to answer community members' questions.

Liberty Fire: All evacuations lifted

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The fire, which started Thursday afternoon, is holding at 300 acres, and is now 60 percent contained. Murietta Fire & Rescue is currently creating a repopulation plan.

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.

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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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