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Echo, an English Labrador, narrows down the search for the ashes of Kathy Lampi's mother. She died in June, but her cremains were lost in the wildfire in October. Thomas Nash/nashpix.com hide caption

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Forensic Search Dogs Sniff Out Human Ashes In Wildfire Wreckage

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Debris and mud cover the street in front of shops in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday after heavy rain brought deadly flooding to the region. Daniel Dreifuss/AP hide caption

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2 Weeks In, Firefighters Battle To Save Homes From Southern California Wildfires

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A firefighter douses flames around a house that was saved while the property around it burned as winds picked up and pushed the fire west Saturday in Montecito, Calif. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dana and Dawn Ceniceros stand amid the rubble of what is left of their Ojai, Calif., home after the Thomas Fire ripped through the Matilija Canyon. The fire is one of the largest in the state's history. The Ceniceros have not joined in a lawsuit filed by other residents claiming utility companies are to blame. Stephanie O'Neill hide caption

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Utilities Blamed For Contributing To California's Thomas Fire

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Smoke from wildfires, like this lingering cloud in Sonoma County, Calif., in October, may be responsible for creating an off taste in wine. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a helicopter makes a water drop near a house that was not on fire on a hill above Bella Vista Drive in Montecito, Calif. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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Cal Fire firefighters keep watch on a wildfire blaze burning the mountainside near the Cate School campus in Carpinteria, Calif., on Dec. 10, 2017. Kenneth Song/AP hide caption

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Firefighters step back from a burning house in Carpinteria, Calif., after discovering downed live power lines nearby on Sunday. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas this month was one of the latest incidents to draw listeners to apps allowing the public to listen to police and fire frequencies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Luis Guerrero fills barrels with crushed grapes at Valley of the Moon winery in Sonoma, Calif., Oct 16, 2017. Guerrero says he's struggling to pay for rent after the wildfires forced the winery to close. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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