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Residents in Ventura, Calif., believed large hilltop water tanks would provide ample water during a wildfire. But the water stopped flowing for some residents trying to protect their homes during 2017's Thomas Fire. Courtesy of Rick Ray hide caption

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Unanswered Questions Leave Californians Worried About Fire Season

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A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., in December 2017. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in what was then California's most destructive wildfire. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Ryan Thomas hikes down steep terrain rendered barren by the Thomas Fire last month. Authorities announced Friday they had reached 100 percent containment of the fire, which is the largest in modern California history. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, CAL FIRE Inmate Firefighting Hand Crew members hike through the charred landscape on their way to work east of Gibraltar Road above Montecito, Calif., earlier this wee. Mike Eliason/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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Firefighters in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Wednesday. A firefighter whose name has not been released was killed Thursday while battling the massive Thomas Fire, which straddles Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County via AP hide caption

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