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Lightning-sparked fires rage across California

A chimney stands at the site of a burned house from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A chimney stands at the site of a burned house from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A chimney stands at the site of a burned house from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Chula Vista firefighter Rudy Diaz monitors the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Chula Vista firefighter Rudy Diaz monitors the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Chula Vista firefighter Rudy Diaz monitors the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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The LNU Lightning Complex Fire engulfs a ridge line near Aetna Springs, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The LNU Lightning Complex Fire engulfs a ridge line near Aetna Springs, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The LNU Lightning Complex Fire engulfs a ridge line near Aetna Springs, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Ventura County firefighter Tommy Minadeo mops up the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Pope Valley, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Ventura County firefighter Tommy Minadeo mops up the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Pope Valley, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Ventura County firefighter Tommy Minadeo mops up the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Pope Valley, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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General view of a vineyard, damaged in the aftermath of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

General view of a vineyard, damaged in the aftermath of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

General view of a vineyard, damaged in the aftermath of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, in Napa, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Firefighters monitor a section of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs trees and brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Firefighters monitor a section of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs trees and brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Firefighters monitor a section of the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs trees and brush in Lake County, California, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz douses water on a flame as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz douses water on a flame as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz douses water on a flame as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burned out vehicle is seen along State Route 236 during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burned out vehicle is seen along State Route 236 during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burned out vehicle is seen along State Route 236 during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Cal Fire firefighter Ryan Johnson walks along a road with fire on both sides during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Ryan Johnson walks along a road with fire on both sides during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Ryan Johnson walks along a road with fire on both sides during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burning fence is seen along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning fence is seen along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning fence is seen along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Trees are illuminated by a burning fire below during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Trees are illuminated by a burning fire below during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Trees are illuminated by a burning fire below during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Members of the Watsonville Police Department check on a burning home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Members of the Watsonville Police Department check on a burning home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Members of the Watsonville Police Department check on a burning home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Embers blow from a burning tree stump during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Embers blow from a burning tree stump during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Embers blow from a burning tree stump during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Nate Bramwell and Brian Alvarez, who are among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douse water on a structure during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Nate Bramwell and Brian Alvarez, who are among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douse water on a structure during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Nate Bramwell and Brian Alvarez, who are among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douse water on a structure during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz carries a hose as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz carries a hose as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cal Fire firefighter Anthony Quiroz carries a hose as he defends a home during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, August 21. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Flames are seen burning among vegetation and trees along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Flames are seen burning among vegetation and trees along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Flames are seen burning among vegetation and trees along Empire Grade during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on both sides on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19.     REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on both sides on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on both sides on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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People guide a herd of goats into an awaiting trailer during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

People guide a herd of goats into an awaiting trailer during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

People guide a herd of goats into an awaiting trailer during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Dave Broome, who is among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douses water on a structure as a motorcyclist rides past during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Dave Broome, who is among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douses water on a structure as a motorcyclist rides past during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Dave Broome, who is among a group of friends who call themselves “Rescue One”, douses water on a structure as a motorcyclist rides past during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A cow walks among charred vegetation during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A cow walks among charred vegetation during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A cow walks among charred vegetation during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Jane Presswood, co-owner of Redwood Keg Liquor and Deli, peeks into her store while watering the flowers prior to evacuating from the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Jane Presswood, co-owner of Redwood Keg Liquor and Deli, peeks into her store while watering the flowers prior to evacuating from the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Jane Presswood, co-owner of Redwood Keg Liquor and Deli, peeks into her store while watering the flowers prior to evacuating from the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Boulder Creek, California, August 20. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burning home is seen along Cherry Glen Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19.
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A burning home is seen along Cherry Glen Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burning home is seen along Cherry Glen Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Flames are seen along the east side of Lake Berryessa during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire near Berryessa Highlands, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Flames are seen along the east side of Lake Berryessa during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire near Berryessa Highlands, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Flames are seen along the east side of Lake Berryessa during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire near Berryessa Highlands, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters start a defensive back fire as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches Interstate 80 on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters start a defensive back fire as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches Interstate 80 on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters start a defensive back fire as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches Interstate 80 on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A line of vehicles is seen as residents evacuate from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A line of vehicles is seen as residents evacuate from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A line of vehicles is seen as residents evacuate from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A television cameraman moves away from the flames along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A television cameraman moves away from the flames along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A television cameraman moves away from the flames along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Firefighters douse water on a burning structure during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Smoke billows along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Smoke billows along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Smoke billows along Interstate 80 during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A burned vehicle is seen along Pleasant Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burned vehicle is seen along Pleasant Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A burned vehicle is seen along Pleasant Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Boats engulfed in flames are seen at a dock near Markley Cove Resort during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Napa, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Leia De Los Santos and her father Teo load a vehicle while preparing to evacuate their home as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Leia De Los Santos and her father Teo load a vehicle while preparing to evacuate their home as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Leia De Los Santos and her father Teo load a vehicle while preparing to evacuate their home as the LNU Lighting Complex Fire approaches on the outskirts of Fairfield, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Charred animal remains are seen along Pleasants Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Charred animal remains are seen along Pleasants Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Charred animal remains are seen along Pleasants Valley Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A U.S. flag is seen along Cantelow Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A U.S. flag is seen along Cantelow Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A U.S. flag is seen along Cantelow Road during the LNU Lighting Complex Fire on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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