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'It's just a recipe for destruction,' fire chief says of conditions on front lines of California fires

A fire chief says drought, rain and a new dry spell is a "recipe for destruction."
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'It's just a recipe for destruction,' fire chief says of California wildfires
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Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in California

There's a new danger for areas burned by the historic wildfires.
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Relentless rain triggers mudslides after deadly fires in California
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New video shows race to rescue nurses in wildfires

Newly released police bodycam footage reveals what an officer thought would be his last minutes alive as he raced to evacuate nurses during the deadly Camp fire.
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New video shows race to rescue nurses in wildfires
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The race to rescue people trapped by the devastating Camp Fire

Body camera footage captured the moments a sheriff deputy continued to push thru the flames and smoke to save them.
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The race to rescue people trapped by the devastating Camp Fire
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Flash flooding reaches areas damaged by wildfire

Officials said flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed.
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Flash flooding reaches areas damaged by wildfire
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Police officer's bodycam shows dystopian scene at the Camp Fire

Sparks flew by Deputy Aaron Parmley as he attempted to help nurses in Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 8.
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Police officer's bodycam shows dystopian scene at the Camp Fire
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Man gives $1,000 checks to students in town razed by fire

The California business owner wanted to help the people of Paradise, California, which was devastated by the Camp fire.
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Man gives $1,000 checks to students in town razed by fire
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Dangerous storms hit fire-ravaged parts of California

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some parts of Southern California, where some areas devastated by wildfires now face the threat of flash floods and mudslides.
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Dangerous storms hit fire-ravaged parts of California
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California businessman gifts $1,000 to every student, faculty member at Paradise High School after fire

Bob Wilson handed out the money on Tuesday in Paradise, California.
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Businessman hands out $1,000 to every student, teacher in fire-ravaged town
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Businessman gives $1.1 million to students affected by wildfire

Real estate magnate Bob Wilson handed out $1,000 checks to every student and staffer at Paradise High School in California following the devastating Camp Fire in the region.
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Businessman gives $1.1 million to students affected by wildfire
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California homeowner tracks down hero fireman seen on doorbell cam

Courney McClain found Jason May, a firefighter who fought the Woolsey Fire in Southern California, and thanked him for helping to save her home.
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California homeowner tracks down hero fireman seen on doorbell cam
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Marijuana business owner loses home in California wildfire days after historic vote

Days after celebrating the passage of recreational marijuana in Malibu, the owners of the city's only cannabis dispensary saw their own home turn to ashes.
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Marijuana business owner loses home in California wildfire days after historic vote
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California's Camp Fire now 100 percent contained, officials say

The most destructive and deadly wildland inferno in California history has been fully wrangled into submission by firefighters, who have been battling the ferocious blaze
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Relentless firefighters prevail: California Camp Fire now completely contained
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California wildfires death toll climbs to 87, almost 500 still unaccounted for

Hundreds of people remain missing in the wake of a pair of deadly wildfires that have been burning across both ends of California.
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California wildfires death toll reaches 87, almost 500 still unaccounted for
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Volunteers spend Thanksgiving helping search efforts in California

Communities flattened by wildfires are now bracing for a new challenge: heavy rains and flash floods.
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Volunteers spend Thanksgiving helping search efforts in California
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Pilots reflect on rescuing people and dogs during California wildfires

The two firefighters were fighting the blaze when they were called to save three people from a mountain peak.
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Pilots reflect on rescuing people and dogs during California wildfires
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Firefighter pilots on California peak rescue amid wildfire: 'There was really nowhere to run, nowhere to go'

Two firefighter pilots who saved several people and their dogs off a mountain peak amid the Woolsey fire discuss the harrowing rescue.
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Pilots on California peak rescue amid wildfire: 'There was really nowhere to run'
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California wildfire relief continues with influx of volunteers, donations

KXTV's Carlos Herrera reports that monetary donations and gift cards are still needed for displaced residents.
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California wildfire relief continues with influx of volunteers, donations
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Deadly fire aftermath

Aerial view of devastation left by wildfires in Northern California.
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Deadly fire aftermath
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'Paradise Fire Adopt a Family' connects Camp Fire survivors with donors

A California couple started the Facebook group after reaching out to help a fire victim via the social media platform.
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'Paradise Fire Adopt a Family' connects Camp Fire survivors with donors
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Nearly 1,000 still missing 11 days after California fire breaks out

Officials were optimistic they'd track down many of the unaccounted for, but the wait has been agonizing for family and friends.
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Nearly 1,000 still missing 11 days after California fire breaks out
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California wildfire latest

ABC News' Diane Macedo and ABC News Meteorologist Dan Peck give the latest updates on the deadly California wildfires.
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California wildfire latest
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California farm workers remain on the job despite poor air quality

Eriberto Fernandez of United Farm Workers of America discusses how California farm workers remain on the job harvesting crops despite terrible air quality due to the wildfires.
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California farm workers remain on the job despite poor air quality
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Inside wildfire evacuation tent city

Northern Californians camp out in tent cities as they evacuate powerful wildfires in the area.
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Inside wildfire evacuation tent city
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Wildfire destroys Northern California town

Relentless fires have left at least 80 people dead and nearly 1,000 missing.
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Wildfire destroys Northern California town
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Santa Rosa police officer reunites with 87-year-old he saved in fire: Part 3

One year after Irene Lopez was rescued from her senior home, she gets to thank her hero, officer Andy Adams.
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Santa Rosa police officer reunites with 87-year-old he saved in fire: Part 3
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Nearly 1,000 still missing in California wildfires

Authorities said late Sunday 993 were still missing and 80 have died, mostly from the Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County.
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Nearly 1,000 still missing in California wildfires
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Trump 'needs to listen to the experts because clearly he isn't one of them:' California Rep. on wildfires

Rep. Adam Schiff said President Donald Trump needs to listen to the experts when it comes to the wildfires ravaging California.
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Trump 'needs to listen to the experts' on fires, California congressman says
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Residents return to Santa Rosa to rebuild after Tubbs fire tragedy: Part 2

One year after the deadly fire claimed 22 lives and more than 3,000 residences, the people of Santa Rosa are coming together to rebuild their community.
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Residents return to Santa Rosa to rebuild after Tubbs fire tragedy: Part 2
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Desperate search for the missing in the California wildfire

Authorities reporting approximately 1,300 residents still unaccounted for in the Camp Fire in Northern California.
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Desperate search for the missing in the California wildfire
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Butte County sheriff: 'Still trying to bring order to the chaos' caused by Camp Fire

Sheriff Kory Honea of Butte County, Calif. is interviewed on "This Week" about the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history.
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Butte County sheriff: 'Still trying to bring order to the chaos' caused by Camp Fire
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'Everything we've worked for.. gone': Santa Rosa remembers fire one year later:Part 1

One year after the Tubbs fire tore through the Santa Rosa community, residents and first responders look back on the night whole neighborhoods were reduced to ash and 22 people died in the blaze.
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'Everything we've worked for.. gone': Santa Rosa remembers fire one year later:Part 1
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Dangerous air quality continues to be a health concern for California residents

As many as 1,000 people are still missing; President Trump is scheduled to visit the state, see the destruction and meet with victims.
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Dangerous air quality continues to be a health concern for California residents
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California wildfires leave at least 74 dead with more than 1,000 still missing: 'It's going to get worse'

The Camp Fire is now the most destructive and deadliest in California's history.
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More than 1,000 missing, 74 dead in California wildfires: 'It's going to get worse'
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Hazardous air quality threat as crews continue to fight California fires

Schools were closed and residents were forced to wear masks in parts of the state; more than 600 residents are still unaccounted for.
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Hazardous air quality threat as crews continue to fight California fires
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Number of missing in California fire skyrockets

Authorities said the number of people missing from the northern California Camp fire has jumped to more than 600 after the death toll climbed to 63, the worst in state history.
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Number of missing in California fire skyrockets
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Search continues for those missing following devastating wildfire

130 people still unaccounted for after the camp fire utterly destroyed the town of Paradise.
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Search continues for those missing following devastating wildfire
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California wildfires: The best smoke masks that protect against poor air quality

The type of mask matters if you don’t want to inhale harmful pollutants.
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California wildfires: The best smoke masks that protect against poor air quality
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New concerns camp fire death toll will keep climbing

Exclusive new images of the Camp fire just north of Sacramento show the deadly fire still burning and just 35 percent contained.
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New concerns camp fire death toll will keep climbing
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Sierra fire scorches more than 100 acres in San Bernardino County

In the town of Paradise, the National Guard joined search teams combing more than 60 square miles looking for those still missing.
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Sierra fire scorches more than 100 acres in San Bernardino County
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Ominous drone footage shows Camp Fire in Chico, California

This video, shot by teacher Michael Peck and his student production team, showed the football field and town between 10:30 and 11:30 am on Nov. 9.
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Ominous drone footage shows Camp Fire in Chico, California
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Animals in the path of California wildfires

Local giraffe survives Woolsey fire.
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Animals in the path of California wildfires
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California wildfires polluting air more than 100 miles away prompt statewide health emergency

Two massive California wildfires are creating bad air more than 100 miles away.
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California wildfires polluting air more than 100 miles away prompt health emergency
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Millennial surfers moonlight as firefighters

Surfers and friends band together to fight the fires ravaging Malibu and save their community.
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Millennial surfers moonlight as firefighters
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Scenes from California as unprecedented destruction from fires continue

Even after residents escape the flames raging up and down the state, they're now facing the reality of searching for family and shelter.
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Scenes from California as unprecedented destruction from fires continue
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Woolsey Fire damage coming into focus

Residents are returning home to find desolation after an evacuation order was lifted.
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Woolsey Fire damage coming into focus
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More than a quarter million displaced because of California fires

Firefighters were conducting an all-out assault on the Woolsey fire as hundreds remained missing at the Camp fire near Sacramento.
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More than a quarter million displaced because of California fires
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How California wildfires are impacting air quality

Cities throughout California that are far from the flames are still feeling the effects of the smoke.
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How California wildfires are impacting air quality
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Volunteers pitch in to rally support for animals displaced by Camp Fire

Jennifer Petruska has started "Camp Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification" to find lost dogs and cats, reports ABC News station KGO.
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Volunteers pitch in to rally support for animals displaced by Camp Fire
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California fires have caused unprecedented damage, left at least 44 dead

The Camp Fire is now the most destructive and deadliest in the state's history.
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California fires have caused unprecedented damage, left at least 44 dead