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Firefighters look for new technology as threat of fire grows

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| As climate change kicks in, fire threat is expected to grow in California. Firefighters are testing new technology to prepare for that future.

Blue Cut Fire: Thousands who fled allowed to return

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About 82,000 people were ordered to leave at the peak of the fire threat. Most of those who left are returning now to find their homes intact, though not all.

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Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

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Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.

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Why fighting California's wildfires costs more than other states

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The most expensive wildfires aren't necessarily the largest ones. It all depends on how many homes dot the fire-prone wilderness.

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Dozers save Wrightwood as neighbors defy evacuation orders

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One stay-behind resident watched the battle from his front porch as fire advanced. Others volunteered for sandwich making duty.

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Blue Cut Fire: Highway 15 opens, some evacuations are lifted

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Many homeowners have been left in limbo as the fire continued to burn nearly out of control in the Cajon Pass Thursday. County fire officials could only say the number of homes burnt was likely high.

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As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

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Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

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Blue Cut Fire, largely uncontained, burns toward Wrightwood

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A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.

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