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California's Mendocino fires

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant along the crest of a hill to protect the two bulldozers below that were cutting fire lines at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, California, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant along the crest of a hill to protect the two bulldozers below that were cutting fire lines at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, California, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant along the crest of a hill to protect the two bulldozers below that were cutting fire lines at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, California, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter gives water to a cat during an operation to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

A firefighter gives water to a cat during an operation to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

A firefighter gives water to a cat during an operation to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS
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Firefighters battle wildfires as a helicopter hovers above an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

Firefighters battle wildfires as a helicopter hovers above an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

Firefighters battle wildfires as a helicopter hovers above an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS
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Firefighters work to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

Firefighters work to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS

Firefighters work to battle a wildfire in an area near Mendocino National Forest, California, the U.S. August 4, 2018. Beverly Hills Firefighters/via REUTERS
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A firefighter hits a burning log with an axe, causing a puff of flame, while knocking down hotspots on the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter hits a burning log with an axe, causing a puff of flame, while knocking down hotspots on the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter hits a burning log with an axe, causing a puff of flame, while knocking down hotspots on the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Firefighters take advantage of a shady spot to rest along a covered downtown sidewalk during their off time from fighting the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters take advantage of a shady spot to rest along a covered downtown sidewalk during their off time from fighting the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters take advantage of a shady spot to rest along a covered downtown sidewalk during their off time from fighting the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Upper Lake, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Beatriz Lee feeds her three dogs in her makeshift tent after being evacuated from the Ranch Fire and River Fire (Mendocino Complex) to a makeshift evacuation center in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Beatriz Lee feeds her three dogs in her makeshift tent after being evacuated from the Ranch Fire and River Fire (Mendocino Complex) to a makeshift evacuation center in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred...more

Beatriz Lee feeds her three dogs in her makeshift tent after being evacuated from the Ranch Fire and River Fire (Mendocino Complex) to a makeshift evacuation center in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, California, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, California, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, California, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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An air tanker drops fire retardant to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

An air tanker drops fire retardant to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

An air tanker drops fire retardant to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firetruck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firetruck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firetruck rushes past flames that overran a road at the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter throws an incendiary device into the brush to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter throws an incendiary device into the brush to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter throws an incendiary device into the brush to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Firefighters knock down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters knock down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters knock down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter fires a flare gun to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter fires a flare gun to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter fires a flare gun to ignite backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A structure burns out of control in the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter knocks down hotspots to slow the spread of the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) in Lakeport, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Firefighters monitor backfires used to slow the spread of the the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters monitor backfires used to slow the spread of the the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Firefighters monitor backfires used to slow the spread of the the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Crabtree Ranch residents Anita Crabtree, Shelley Crabtree and Brad Roon watch as firefighters battle the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) on their property north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Crabtree Ranch residents Anita Crabtree, Shelley Crabtree and Brad Roon watch as firefighters battle the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) on their property north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Crabtree Ranch residents Anita Crabtree, Shelley Crabtree and Brad Roon watch as firefighters battle the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) on their property north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter lights backfires while battling the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) north of Upper Lake, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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