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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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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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A car passes through flames on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Shasta, Calif., on July 26. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze has destroyed multiple structures and killed seven people. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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