A swing set is all that remains in the backyard of a house in Middletown, Calif., after a devastating wildfire. Birth certificates and marriage licenses were among the important things destroyed. Lesley McClurg/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Proof Of Citizenship Up In Flames After California Wildfires

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"The little that we had is gone": Immigration status can compound the loss families face after devastating wildfires.

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The King Fire burned 100,000 acres in the Eldorado National Forest in Northern California — 50,000 of those acres in one day. Now the danger is mudslides. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Sparks fly from a burning hollowed tree in the area of the Powerhouse fire near Lake Hughes, Calif., Sunday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Elite U.S. Forest Service Hotshot firefighters walk the blackened edge of the Springs Fire near Camarillo, California. Citing favorable weather, officials say the fire could be contained Monday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Standing on a rooftop, a man looks at the Springs fire's approaching flames in California Friday. The wildfire, reportedly, 20 percent contained, might be weakened by high humidity and cooler temperatures Saturday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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