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How victims of the Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble

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

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."

Sand Fire now 40 percent contained

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As of Wednesday the Sand fire is 40 percent contained after burning more than 38,000 acres. Most evacuated families have returned home.

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Sand Fire: Here's how you can still help

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From transporting animals to cleaning up after the fire, here's how you can help those affected by the Sand Fire.