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California's deadly Erskine fire

An American flag flies above wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. The massive wildfire in Kern County is now considered the largest California wildfire of 2016 so far.

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An American flag flies above wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. The massive wildfire in Kern County is now considered the largest California wildfire of 2016 so far. REUTERS/Noah Berger

An American flag flies above wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. The massive wildfire in Kern County is now considered the largest California wildfire of 2016 so far. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Childrens' bikes sit among wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. 
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Childrens' bikes sit among wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Childrens' bikes sit among wreckage at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A burned out truck rests on a roadside after the Erskine Fire burned through Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A burned out truck rests on a roadside after the Erskine Fire burned through Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A burned out truck rests on a roadside after the Erskine Fire burned through Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Terralyn Lehman recalls fleeing the Erskine Fire as she sits outside an evacuation center at Kernville Elementary School in Kernville. Lehman, whose South Lake home burned Thursday, said the sound of an exploding propane tank woke her and her mom as the flames reached their back fence. 

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Terralyn Lehman recalls fleeing the Erskine Fire as she sits outside an evacuation center at Kernville Elementary School in Kernville. Lehman, whose South Lake home burned Thursday, said the sound of an exploding propane tank woke her and her mom as...more

Terralyn Lehman recalls fleeing the Erskine Fire as she sits outside an evacuation center at Kernville Elementary School in Kernville. Lehman, whose South Lake home burned Thursday, said the sound of an exploding propane tank woke her and her mom as the flames reached their back fence. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Alex Thurman, 20, stands in front of a smoldering field as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon, California. Thurman said he thinks the fire destroyed his neighboring home. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Alex Thurman, 20, stands in front of a smoldering field as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon, California. Thurman said he thinks the fire destroyed his neighboring home. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Alex Thurman, 20, stands in front of a smoldering field as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon, California. Thurman said he thinks the fire destroyed his neighboring home. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a trailer near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a trailer near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a trailer near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Nathan Looper hugs his stepfather and girlfriend after finding a family heirloom in the wreckage of his home, which was destroyed by the Erskine Fire, in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Nathan Looper hugs his stepfather and girlfriend after finding a family heirloom in the wreckage of his home, which was destroyed by the Erskine Fire, in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Nathan Looper hugs his stepfather and girlfriend after finding a family heirloom in the wreckage of his home, which was destroyed by the Erskine Fire, in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Brittany Thompson cries after finding a deceased dog at a burned down residence after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake.
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Brittany Thompson cries after finding a deceased dog at a burned down residence after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Brittany Thompson cries after finding a deceased dog at a burned down residence after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Firefighters mop up a hot spot at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighters mop up a hot spot at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighters mop up a hot spot at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Emily Fryer, 20, searches for family heirlooms at her boyfriend's leveled home after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Emily Fryer, 20, searches for family heirlooms at her boyfriend's leveled home after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Emily Fryer, 20, searches for family heirlooms at her boyfriend's leveled home after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A scorched Volkswagen Beetle car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A scorched Volkswagen Beetle car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A scorched Volkswagen Beetle car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A firetruck drives through a neighborhood decimated by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firetruck drives through a neighborhood decimated by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firetruck drives through a neighborhood decimated by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Firefighters working the Erskine Fire stage in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighters working the Erskine Fire stage in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighters working the Erskine Fire stage in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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The remains of scorched homes line a street after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The remains of scorched homes line a street after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The remains of scorched homes line a street after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Firefighter Capt. Derek Fricke (R) and his crew extinguish hot spots at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighter Capt. Derek Fricke (R) and his crew extinguish hot spots at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighter Capt. Derek Fricke (R) and his crew extinguish hot spots at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Firefighter Bryan Gant sprays water on a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighter Bryan Gant sprays water on a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Firefighter Bryan Gant sprays water on a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A resident gestures towards a burning home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A resident gestures towards a burning home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A resident gestures towards a burning home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter sprays a smoldering home as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A firefighter walks among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter walks among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter walks among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Decorative sunflowers line a fence at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Decorative sunflowers line a fence at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Decorative sunflowers line a fence at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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The Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The Erskine Fire burns near Weldon. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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The Erskine Fire burns above South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The Erskine Fire burns above South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The Erskine Fire burns above South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Burned residences line a neighborhood following the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Burned residences line a neighborhood following the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Burned residences line a neighborhood following the Erskine Fire in South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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A scorched car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A scorched car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A scorched car sits among leveled homes after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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