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Hundreds of homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017, in Santa Rosa, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As She Evacuated Patients From The Hospital, Her Home Burned

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Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif., on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays water on a home as he battles flames from a wildfire on Monday in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Smoke plumes rise from the Rice Ridge Fire in August, behind Montana's Seeley Lake Elementary School, in Seeley Lake, Mont. Eric Whitney/MTPR hide caption

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Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms

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At the Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Ore., smoke has poured into the property and there are worries it could alter the taste of the grapes. Molly Solomon/OPB hide caption

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Residents of the community of Tujunga, Calif., flee a fire near Burbank on Sept. 2. Even people much farther from the flames are feeling health effects from acrid smoke. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?

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A fire truck is positioned outside Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Mont., on Sunday as firefighters prepare for a blaze that is threatening the century-old Swiss chalet-style hotel. National Park Service via AP hide caption

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The Detwiler Fire burns in the hills above Mariposa on Tuesday. It has burned more than 45,000 acres and is just 7 percent contained, as of Wednesday morning local time. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A wildfire in Portugal has killed at least 64 people since it began on Saturday. Above, a charred forest near Pedrogao Grande on Tuesday. Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A flower shoots through a landscape razed by wildfires in Cauquenes, Chile, on Feb. 2. Chile's president has lifted a state of emergency and says the wildfires that destroyed large swaths of the country are mostly under control. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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