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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while searching through the remains of their home, leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History

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PG&E pre-emptively shut down power in multiple Northern California counties to try to prevent wildfires, such as this recent fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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The plot of land on which the Walkers' home used to sit — and one of their cars — is seen after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker hide caption

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

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Firefighters work on the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire on Aug. 7. On Thursday Cal Fire asked state lawmakers for an additional $234 million in funding to continue battling wildfires through the end of the year. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Arleene Correa Valencia works on a painting in her latest series: In Times of Crisis, En Tiempo de Crisis. Rachael Bongiorno for NPR hide caption

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

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A thick layer of smoke from the Carr Fire settles over California's Central Valley in a view from a jet earlier this summer. Fine particulate matter from drifting wildfire smoke mixes with industrial ozone and can become trapped between the mountain ranges. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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A fire helicopter takes off through smoke rising to make a drop on active fires in Yosemite National Park last week after the park reopened following a three-week closure. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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A firefighter monitors a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on Aug. 7, near Lodoga, Calif. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has become the largest wildfire in state history with over 344,890 acres charred. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Northern California's River Fire tore through a canyon near the town of Lakeport early last week, filling orange-tinged skies with smoke for miles around. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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California Wildfires Reignite Old Trauma For Survivors Of Last Year's Blazes

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An inmate firefighter pauses on Friday as emergency crews battled the Carr fire in Redding, California. High winds have made fighting the fire a challenge. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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