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To save the forest, Gov. Brown wants to burn more trees

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| The order calls for accelerating forest management procedures such as cutting back dense stands of trees and setting controlled fires to burn out thick brush.

Do wildfires affect chicken eggs? UC Davis researchers want to find out

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Researchers want to study backyard chicken eggs from fire burn areas, including where the Thomas, Creek, La Tuna fires burned late last year.

After the Thomas Fire, a fight over power line repairs

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Attorneys representing fire victims say repairing damaged poles and lines could remove evidence of the fire's cause. SoCal Edison says it wants to restore power.

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving Montecito

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Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the posh Santa Barbara community running.

Thomas Fire locals started donating to this Ojai store. They haven't stopped

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Neighbors didn't wait for government aid to start arriving in Upper Ojai. Their ad-hoc relief operation in a corner store parking lot is now a community hub.

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Oil seeps ignited by Thomas Fire still quietly burning

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The Thomas Fire ignited naturally-occurring oil seepages. They're still burning — and though they don't pose high risk, they're tricky to put out.

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Winemakers worry wildfires will leave whiff of ashtray in their wine

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Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

SoCal's Thomas Fire now 25 percent contained, but continues to threaten homes

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Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended through the week instead of expiring Monday afternoon as was initially forecast.