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A firefighter monitors flames from the Rocky Fire as it approaches a home late last month. The wildfire has consumed thousands of acres in just over a week. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Firefighter: Rocky Fire Has 'Most Extreme Fire Behavior I've Ever Seen'

The California fire is unusually intense and unpredictable. But between climate change and the impact of decades of poor management, such wildfires may be the new normal.

A firefighter monitors flames from the Rocky Fire as it approaches a home late last month. The wildfire has consumed thousands of acres in just over a week. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Firefighter: Rocky Fire Has 'Most Extreme Fire Behavior I've Ever Seen'

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A group of African-American men are confronted by state troopers with bayonets at a street corner in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Out Of Long-Gone Rubble Of The Watts Riots, Scars And Signs Of Healing

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Charlie McCoy and the Escorts perform at the Jolly Roger in Printers Alley, circa 1965. From left to right: Wayne Butler, Jerry Tuttle, Kenny Buttrey, Mac Gayden, and Charlie McCoy. Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hide caption

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The Real Charlie McCoy, A Musical Quarterback Of 1960s Nashville

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