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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.

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.

Sand Fire: California declares state of emergency in LA County

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The announcement from the governor's office notes that the fires have burned tens of thousands of acres, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused evacuations.

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Should LA spend $37 million on a firefighting plane?

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The "Super Scooper" can dump 1600 gallons of water at a time, and swoop into reservoirs to fill back up. L.A. County must decide if it should lease or buy one.

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Sand Canyon resident who lost home: 'It looks like hell'

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Christina and Drew Pease did the best they could to prepare for this year's fire danger, but nothing could have stopped the Sand Fire from destroying her home.

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Sand Fire: Most evacuations lifted as fire slows

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The fire has burned about 52 square miles in just three days, but most evacuations were set to end Monday evening. The fire has destroyed at least 18 homes.

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