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Stephanie Berry, a makeup artist, poses for a photo as bubbles fly over in the heat at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

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William Heinz parks his vehicle on a newly revealed piece of land due to receding waters at the drought-stricken Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for most of the state.

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A Spider-Man character performs during "The Amazing Spider-Man!" show at the Avengers Campus media preview at Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif.

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A fireworks display is presented as Paul Rudd, from left, Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Anthony Mackie, a Captain America character, Marvel President Kevin Feige and Josh D'Amaro, chairman, Disney parks, experiences and products appear on stage at the Avengers Campus dedication ceremony at Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif.

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The lunar eclipse shines behind a Ferris wheel in Santa Monica, California.

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Allyson Felix, left, poses for a photo with Lynna Irby, center, and Gabby Thomas after they competed in the women's 200-meter dash during the USATF Golden Games at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Thomas finished first, Felix finished second, and Irby finished third.

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Ton Tran, who is 106-years-old, celebrates after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic operated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in San Jose, California.

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Jennifer Lopez performs at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, speaks at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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J Balvin performs at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World", at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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Jennifer Lopez performs at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World", at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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Members of U.S. women's water polo team train at MWR Aquatic Training Center in Los Alamitos, California. When the Tokyo Olympics was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. women's water polo star Kiley Neushul decided to retire from the national team. The decision created a giant hole in the lineup for a powerhouse U.S. team going for a third consecutive gold medal this summer.

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Energy Observer, a former race boat turned into autonomous navigation with hydrogen, sails off the coast of Long Beach, California, after a month sailing from the Galápagos islands. Energy Observer is the first self-sufficient energy vessel with zero greenhouse gas or fine particle emissions powered by hydrogen and renewable energies.

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Kathleen Baker competes in the women's 200-meter IM final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in Mission Viejo, Calif. Baker came in third.

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Ashley Twichell competes in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in Mission Viejo, Calif. Twichell finished second.

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Michael Andrew competes in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in Mission Viejo, Calif. Andrew finished fourth.

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People crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state would lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions in June.

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Rafael Farias, left, father of 9-year Matthew, mourns with Rosie Farias, center, and Mary Alcaraz, right, during a candlelight vigil and rosary for the victims of the Orange shooting outside the offices of Unified Homes in Orange, California.

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People enjoy the hot weather on Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California. Half of the state's nearly 40 million people are now in the state's second-least restrictive orange tier amid low coronavirus case rates and increased vaccinations. Health officials in California and across the country are urging caution because of a troubling rise in new cases of COVID-19.

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Moviegoers wait for a film to start at the AMC 16 theater in Burbank, Calif. Los Angeles County, as well as several surrounding counties, are reopening businesses to an extent not seen since last spring when a coronavirus surge led to closures of cinemas, gyms, museums and indoor dining. The nation's largest county has been the epicenter of California's deadly winter surge of cases that led to more than 10,500 deaths over two months. A recent plunge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths and a rise in vaccinations has cleared the way for partial reopening.

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In this photo provided by Big Bear Mountain Resort, snow falls at Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, California.

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Hugo Castro leaves crosses at the scene of a deadly crash in Holtville, California. Authorities say a semitruck crashed into an SUV, killing multiple people.

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A California Highway Patrol officer examines the scene of a deadly crash in Holtville, California. Authorities say a semitruck crashed into an SUV, killing multiple people.

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Law enforcement officers work at the scene of a deadly crash in Holtville, California. Authorities say a semi-truck crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing at least 13 people.

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A vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

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Daniel Berger holds up his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif.

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A worker arranges cones at a mostly-empty vaccination site at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. A nationwide shortage of COVID-19 vaccines is hindering efforts to vaccinate residents of California and other states. Los Angeles temporarily shut down five mass vaccination sites, including Dodger Stadium, after running out of vaccine.

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Jose Guadalupe clears debris from a mudslide following heavy rains in the Chualar community of Monterey County, California. The area sits beneath hillsides scorched in last year's River Fire.

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Amy Lilly talks with neighbor Eric Rose as they look over her home damaged by a tree limb that crashed into her house and into Rose's backyard during a storm in Sacramento, California. High-winds and rain pelted the region causing damage throughout the area.

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Amy Lilly peers into the room damaged by a tree limb that crashed into her house during a storm in Sacramento, California. High-winds and rain pelted the region causing damage throughout the area.

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Anthony Calderon wears a Kobe Bryant jersey, in Calabasas, California at the site of a helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others one year ago.

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Mariella Velazquez plays with her daughter Elisa Medina, 11, who has autism, jump under the rain in El Monte, California. Rain and snow is falling as the first in a series of storms moves through California in a major change toward real winter weather.

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Two nurses put a ventilator on a patient in a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. California health authorities reported Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads.

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Motorists line up to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles.

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Motorists queue up to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles.

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Alex Gonzalez, 19, jumps rope on Angel's Point at Elysian Park as motorists wait in long lines to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles.

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Motorists queue up to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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The snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains are a backdrop to the homes in the Anaheim Hills community of the city of Anaheim, California, following Monday's storm which brought much needed rain to Orange County and Southern California.

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A kayaker paddles among holiday lights, in Long Beach, California.

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Andrea Ghez is presented with the Nobel Prize in Physics during a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.

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Jennifer A. Doudna, center, holds her Nobel Prize while posing between her husband, Jamie Cate, right, and their son Andy Cate at a ceremony that presented Doudna with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in Berkeley, California. Jamie Cate holds a phone where Doudna's sister Sarah Doudna is on the line.

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Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, California.

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Claire Demoff, 13, foreground, and her brother Owen, 11, volunteer at a food distribution center set up at SoFi Stadium amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of Thanksgiving, in Inglewood, Calif.

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In this photo taken by a drone, homes destroyed by the Mountain View Fire are seen in the Walker community in Mono County, California.

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Erin Trahan competes in women's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Open swimming championships, in Irvine, Calif.

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Gavin Rogers competes in men's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Open swimming championships, in Irvine, Calif. Rogers was disqualified.

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Andrew Dole dives in at the start of the men's 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Open swimming championships, in Irvine, Calif.

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With hand crews on the ground at bottom left, a helicopter drops water onto hot spots from the Silverado Fire off Santiago Canyon Road in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park near Lake Forest, California.

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A roadside sign warns motorists of extreme fire danger on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, in Oakland, California.

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A firefighter braves gusty winds as heavy smoke from the Silverado Fire fills the air in Irvine, California.

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A firefighter prepares to put out hotspots while battling the Silverado Fire, in Irvine, California.

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The Silverado Fire burns in Irvine, California. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.

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Crews battle the Silverado Fire along The 133 Freeway near Irvine Boulevard in Irvine, California.

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Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire in Irvine, California.

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The Silverado Fire burns along the 241 State Highway in Irvine, California.

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A single fire hose crosses artificial grass in the backyard of a house on Hidden Glen Lane after the Green Fire passed by in Yorba Linda, California.

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Firefighter Tylor Gilbert puts out hotspots while battling the Silverado Fire in Irvine, California.

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Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire, in Irvine, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.

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A helicopter drops retardant on the Silverado wildfire off Santiago Canyon Road where fierce winds have cause problems in Irvine, Calif.

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla stands next to a pallet with voting ballots, after a news conference on Orange County's comprehensive plans to safeguard election and provide transparency in Santa Ana, Calif. The Registrar of Voters for Orange County, Calif., is the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.6 million registered voters.

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This photo from video provided by KESQ-TV shows a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker after it made an emergency landing after colliding with an F-35B fighter jet during a refueling operation over the Southern California desert near Thermal. The fighter pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely. The pilot who ejected is being treated, and nobody aboard the tanker was hurt. The jet crashed near the Salton Sea, northeast of San Diego.

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Flames from the Glass Fire consume the Black Rock Inn in St. Helena, Calif.

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Firefighters battle the Glass Fire burning in Calistoga, California.

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A firefighter pulls a hose while protecting a home along Crystal Springs Road while battling the Glass Fire in St. Helena, California.

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Embers fly from a tree as the Glass Fire burns in St. Helena, Calif.

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Cal Fire's Boggs helitack crew from Cobb Mountain, California, assist in putting out a 12 acre brush fire in Larkfield California.

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Jesse Vasquez, of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, hoses down hot spots from the Bobcat Fire in Valyermo, California.

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Eight year-old CJ Kenton hugs Clyde the family dog in front of burned out structures that his grandfather Frank Kenton lost during the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, California. One of the family dogs is still missing.

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An air tanker drops retardant on the Bobcat fire in Mount Wilson, Calif.

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The wind whips embers from the Joshua trees burning in the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, Calif.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talk as they asses the damage during the Creek Fire at Pine Ridge Elementary, in Auberry, Calif.

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Mirim Lee, of South Korea, holds the championship trophy after winning the LPGA's ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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Firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif.

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A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, Calif.

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A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, California.

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Flames shoot from a home as the Bear Fire burns through the Berry Creek area of Butte County, California.

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Smoke from California wildfires obscures the sky over Oracle Park as the Seattle Mariners take batting practice before their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, in San Francisco. People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated into midday, all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West.

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Flames lick above vehicles on Highway 162 as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region.

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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region.

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People escape the California heat wave at the beach, in Huntington Beach, California.

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Firefighters ignite a controlled burn with drip torches while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California.

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Gabe Huck, right, a member of a San Benito Monterey Cal Fire crew, stands along state Highway 168 while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California.

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A firefighter runs along state Highway 168 with a flare as part of a controlled burn to fight the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California.

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Smoke rises from a wildfire burning at a hillside in Yucaipa, California. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California.

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A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, California. Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures into triple digits in many parts of state.

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People crowd the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif. California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the state, raising concerns about power outages and the spread of the coronavirus as throngs of people packed beaches and mountains for relief.

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A helicopter drops water at wildfire burns near homes at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California.

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An air tanker drops retardant as a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Butts Canyon Rd. as firefighters work to contain the blaze in unincorporated Lake County. The fire has killed four people, destroyed 845 structures and scorched more than 340,000 acres according to Cal Fire.

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Burned vehicles and homes have been reduced to rubble after the CZU Lightning Complex Fire went through in Boulder Creek, California.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road as firefighters work to contain the blaze in unincorporated Lake County, Calif.

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Burned vehicles and a rubble from homes are left after the CZU Lightning Complex Fire went through in Boulder Creek, Calif.

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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of the SCU Lightning Complex wildfires in California. Maxar’s WorldView-3 satellite is equipped with a Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor that penetrates the smoke and enables users to detect active fires, hot spots and accurately map and measure burn areas. With SWIR imagery, burned vegetation appears in shades of orange/rust colors while healthy (not burned) vegetation appears in shades of blue. Active fires and hot spots glow orange/yellow.

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Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing CZU August Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires consume a home in unincorporated Napa County, California.

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Thomas Henney, left, and Charles Chavira watch a plume spread over Healdsburg, California, as the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes.

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Scorched homes and vehicles fill Spanish Flat Mobile Villa following the LNU Lightning Complex fires in unincorporated Napa County, Calif.. The fire destroyed dozens of homes at the mobile home park with only a handful that remained standing.

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A plume billows over Healdsburg, California, as the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Interstate 80 in Vacaville, California. The highway was closed in both directions shortly afterward. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

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An air tanker drops retardant as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in unincorporated Napa County, Calif.. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

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