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More than 300 fires broke out in Northern California over the past week, leaving residents like Danielle Bryant waiting for updates and a change in the weather.
Jasper Davis gets drinking water from a mountain stream in Martin County, Ky. He says he's one of many in the struggling coal region who have trouble affording their water bill.
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A firefighter battles a wildfire near a ranch in Simi Valley, Calif., on Wednesday. The large new wildfire erupted in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes.
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Tanker 914 is operated by the Albuquerque-based 10 Tanker. It's one of four DC-10 jumbo jets converted to fight fires. The huge planes are 181 feet long and have a wingspan of 165 feet. Fully loaded before making a drop, the aircraft can tip the scale at 420,000 pounds.
A PG&E utility pole rests on a burned-out property in Healdsburg, Calif., on Monday. The community was just one of many in Sonoma County affected by the Kincade Fire, which has swelled to a size much larger than San Francisco.
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Ashley LaFranchi (left) and Stephanie LaFranchi examine the remains of their family's Oak Ridge Angus ranch, leveled by a wildfire called Kincade Fire, in Calistoga, Calif., on Monday.