Southern California Wildfires A vicious firestorm has finally shown signs of weakening in Southern California, leaving exhausted firefighters a chance to rest and get some of the flames under control. Some evacuees are now returning to their neighborhoods, to learn the extent of the damage.

Photo Captures Firefighters Ensnarled by Blaze

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Border Agents See Signs of Migrants Caught in Fires

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Poor Air Quality May Linger Long after Fire's Out

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Latest Fires Provide Lessons in Prevention, Control

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Critics Fault Response to San Diego Fires

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Technology Increasingly Tames Wildfires

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Recovery Begins at San Diego's Scorched Orchards

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Fireproof Tents Save Crew Surrounded by Flames

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Wildfire Response Redemptive for Red Cross

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Diminished California Wildfires Still a Threat

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Construction Boom to Follow California Wildfires

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California Wildfire Victims Face Tallying Losses

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2003 Fire Victims Reach Out to Help Others

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Woman Forced to Leave Horse Returns to Ranch

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FEMA Apologizes for Phony Fire Briefing

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Qualcomm Stadium's Stint as Fire Shelter Ends

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Tamara Keith of member station KQED reports on evacuees returning home for 'Day to Day'

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NPR's Alex Chadwick and 'Los Angeles Times' reporter Richard Marosi discuss immigrants using the fires as a diversion.

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Bush Surveys California Wildfire Damage

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