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No Place Like LA: David, and the weirdos of Long Beach

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| David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal.

Kagel Canyon residents happy to return home after Creek Fire

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After three nights in a Red Cross shelter because of the Creek Fire, one resident of Kagel Canyon shared her journey home with KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann.

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Thomas Fire grows to 143,000 acres; some evacuation orders lifted

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On Friday afternoon, officials identified the only known victim of the Thomas Fire, 70 year-old Virginia Pesola.

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Creek Fire: 70 percent contained, all evacuations have been lifted

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The Creek Fire, which started early Tuesday morning in the Sylmar area, is now at 15,619 acres. Most nearby roads have been reopened.

Rye Fire rises to 50 percent containment, 5,460 homes still threatened

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Favorable weather helped crews make progress Friday. Fire officials also cut back the estimated size of the fire to 6,049 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Skirball Fire reaches 50 percent containment as residents head home

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The Skirball Fire in the Bel Air area held at 475 acres burned in a late Friday update, but jumped from 30 to 50 percent containment, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Dos and don'ts of going home and cleaning up after a wildfire

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Even after evacuation orders are lifted, there are still precautions you should take to keep yourself safe.

Frustrated with official sources, Ojai residents crowdsource Thomas Fire updates

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Some Ojai residents, ex-residents and evacuees say they've been frustrated with what they feel are infrequent or incomplete updates about the spreading Thomas Fire — both from local news outlets and from fire officials.

#SoCalSoCurious: Who names these fires, anyway?

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KPCC journalists are covering the fires burning across Southern California and are working hard to answer community members' questions.