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Fast-moving California wildfires force thousands to flee

Stephanie (L) and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubble of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephanie (L) and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubble of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephanie (L) and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubble of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Stephanie and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubbles of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephanie and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubbles of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephanie and Ashley LaFranchi walk amidst rubbles of a burned down family home at Oak Hill Angus in Calistoga, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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An inmate hand crew works along Chalk Hill road during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

An inmate hand crew works along Chalk Hill road during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

An inmate hand crew works along Chalk Hill road during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, California, October 28. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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A firefighting helicopter flies over the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills west of the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A firefighting helicopter flies over the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills west of the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A firefighting helicopter flies over the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills west of the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, October 28. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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The sun is seen through a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27.  
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The sun is seen through a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The sun is seen through a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A firefighter walks through thick smoke illuminated by fire engine lights and embers during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter walks through thick smoke illuminated by fire engine lights and embers during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter walks through thick smoke illuminated by fire engine lights and embers during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Embers fly around a burnt out truck during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Embers fly around a burnt out truck during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Embers fly around a burnt out truck during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A firefighter gestures and hurries a man to direct a fire engine into position during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter gestures and hurries a man to direct a fire engine into position during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter gestures and hurries a man to direct a fire engine into position during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burning structure is seen during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure is seen during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure is seen during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A team of firefighters put out a smoldering vine during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A team of firefighters put out a smoldering vine during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A team of firefighters put out a smoldering vine during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A firefighter gives orders as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter gives orders as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter gives orders as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A fire engine drives on a road with active fire on both sides during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Santa Rosa, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A fire engine drives on a road with active fire on both sides during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Santa Rosa, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A fire engine drives on a road with active fire on both sides during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Santa Rosa, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A horse statue is silhouetted by a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A horse statue is silhouetted by a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A horse statue is silhouetted by a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A row of vines smolder as a fire is seen at a distance during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A row of vines smolder as a fire is seen at a distance during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A row of vines smolder as a fire is seen at a distance during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters work to contain a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters work to contain a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters work to contain a burning structure during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters remove a flag off a barn, as the wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters remove a flag off a barn, as the wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters remove a flag off a barn, as the wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27 REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27 REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27 REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, October 27. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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People evacuate a house as a fire rages in a distance in Santa Clarita, California, October 24. Ben Ibarra/via REUTERS

People evacuate a house as a fire rages in a distance in Santa Clarita, California, October 24. Ben Ibarra/via REUTERS

People evacuate a house as a fire rages in a distance in Santa Clarita, California, October 24. Ben Ibarra/via REUTERS
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An aerial view of California wildfire is pictured in Los Angeles county, California, October 24. Michael Dubron/via REUTERS

An aerial view of California wildfire is pictured in Los Angeles county, California, October 24. Michael Dubron/via REUTERS

An aerial view of California wildfire is pictured in Los Angeles county, California, October 24. Michael Dubron/via REUTERS
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A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25.  
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A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Trailers burn, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Trailers burn, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Trailers burn, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Flying embers from a destroyed fence are seen during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California, October 24. The Kincade fire in the wine-growing region of Sonoma County has destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced the evacuation of 2,000 people.   

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Flying embers from a destroyed fence are seen during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California, October 24. The Kincade fire in the wine-growing region of Sonoma County has destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced the evacuation of 2,000 people....more

Flying embers from a destroyed fence are seen during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California, October 24. The Kincade fire in the wine-growing region of Sonoma County has destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced the evacuation of 2,000 people. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Vines are silhouetted against the Kincade fire burning in a valley below, near Geyserville, California, October 24.  
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Vines are silhouetted against the Kincade fire burning in a valley below, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Vines are silhouetted against the Kincade fire burning in a valley below, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A helicopter makes a water drop, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A helicopter makes a water drop, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A helicopter makes a water drop, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A firefighting bulldozer moves into position along Geysers Road while battling the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24.   REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighting bulldozer moves into position along Geysers Road while battling the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighting bulldozer moves into position along Geysers Road while battling the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burning structure is seen in the middle of a vineyard during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure is seen in the middle of a vineyard during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure is seen in the middle of a vineyard during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters battle a fire, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a fire, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a fire, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Two firefighters monitor the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24.    REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Two firefighters monitor the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Two firefighters monitor the Kincade fire, near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A dozer transporter leaves a drop point as the Kincade fire burns near Geyserville, California, October 24.  
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A dozer transporter leaves a drop point as the Kincade fire burns near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A dozer transporter leaves a drop point as the Kincade fire burns near Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A fire truck is pictured, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A fire truck is pictured, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A fire truck is pictured, as a wind driven wildfire continues to burn in Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, October 25. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A firefighter defends a structure against approaching flames while battling the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter defends a structure against approaching flames while battling the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A firefighter defends a structure against approaching flames while battling the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burning structure collapses during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure collapses during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning structure collapses during the Kincade fire in Geyserville, California, October 24. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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