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Deadliest wildfires in California history

Firefighters battle a wildfire near Santa Rosa. 



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Firefighters battle a wildfire near Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighters battle a wildfire near Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. 


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Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. 


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Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Firefighting helicopters work to contain a wildfire near Oakville. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighting helicopters work to contain a wildfire near Oakville. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighting helicopters work to contain a wildfire near Oakville. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Pamela Garibaldi looks over burned remains of her parents home destroyed by wildfire in Napa. 


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Pamela Garibaldi looks over burned remains of her parents home destroyed by wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Pamela Garibaldi looks over burned remains of her parents home destroyed by wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The Pocket wildfire burns in the hills above Geyserville. 


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The Pocket wildfire burns in the hills above Geyserville. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Pocket wildfire burns in the hills above Geyserville. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. 


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Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The remains of a mobile home park where fatalities took place when it was destroyed in wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa. 


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The remains of a mobile home park where fatalities took place when it was destroyed in wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The remains of a mobile home park where fatalities took place when it was destroyed in wildfire are seen in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Patrick Seawright receives a pass from Santa Rosa police officer Travis Dunn that allows him to come and go from the evacuation zone he lives in after a wildfire tore through adjacent streets in Santa Rosa. 



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Patrick Seawright receives a pass from Santa Rosa police officer Travis Dunn that allows him to come and go from the evacuation zone he lives in after a wildfire tore through adjacent streets in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Patrick Seawright receives a pass from Santa Rosa police officer Travis Dunn that allows him to come and go from the evacuation zone he lives in after a wildfire tore through adjacent streets in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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An official from the Napa County building department red tags a home destroyed by wildfire in Napa.


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An official from the Napa County building department red tags a home destroyed by wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An official from the Napa County building department red tags a home destroyed by wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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An Applebee's restaurant destroyed after a wildfire is seen in Santa Rosa. 



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An Applebee's restaurant destroyed after a wildfire is seen in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An Applebee's restaurant destroyed after a wildfire is seen in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. 


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Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighters work to defend homes from an approaching wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Alex Ham, left, and his mother Lilly Ham search for a safe in Lilly's home that was destroyed in wildfire that tore through Santa Rosa. 


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Alex Ham, left, and his mother Lilly Ham search for a safe in Lilly's home that was destroyed in wildfire that tore through Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Alex Ham, left, and his mother Lilly Ham search for a safe in Lilly's home that was destroyed in wildfire that tore through Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A firefighting helicopter drops water to defend a vineyard from an approaching wildfire in Santa Rosa. 


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A firefighting helicopter drops water to defend a vineyard from an approaching wildfire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A firefighting helicopter drops water to defend a vineyard from an approaching wildfire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Urban Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. 


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Urban Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Urban Search and Rescue teams search for two missing people amongst ruins at Journey's End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Richmond firefighter Josh Tate places a heart-shaped sign he made next to a buddha statue recovered at a home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. 


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Richmond firefighter Josh Tate places a heart-shaped sign he made next to a buddha statue recovered at a home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Richmond firefighter Josh Tate places a heart-shaped sign he made next to a buddha statue recovered at a home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Area resident Julian Corwin stands as he surveys his neighborhood destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. 

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Area resident Julian Corwin stands as he surveys his neighborhood destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Area resident Julian Corwin stands as he surveys his neighborhood destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Dan Mufson searches through the remains of his home of 20 years after it was destroyed by a wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Dan Mufson searches through the remains of his home of 20 years after it was destroyed by a wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Dan Mufson searches through the remains of his home of 20 years after it was destroyed by a wildfire in Napa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Retiree Kaan Chin looks on as he sorts through the rubble of his home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. 


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Retiree Kaan Chin looks on as he sorts through the rubble of his home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Retiree Kaan Chin looks on as he sorts through the rubble of his home destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A wildfire burns in mountains above Sonoma. 


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A wildfire burns in mountains above Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A wildfire burns in mountains above Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. 


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Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Firefighters work to control a wildfire in Sonoma. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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An American flag stands in front of a home destroyed after a wildfire tore through Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

An American flag stands in front of a home destroyed after a wildfire tore through Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

An American flag stands in front of a home destroyed after a wildfire tore through Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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