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  California forest fires
It's not just people who are affected, animals are also trying to get out of the way of the flames in California
1/10 It's not just people who are affected, animals are also trying to get out of the way of the flames in California
Houses can't get out of the way, so have to rely on firefighters to put them out in time
2/10 Houses can't get out of the way, so have to rely on firefighters to put them out in time
Sometimes the flames take hold too quickly, leaving the owners with nothing but ashes
3/10 Sometimes the flames take hold too quickly, leaving the owners with nothing but ashes
And the fires don't just take one house at a time, sometimes they can wipe out an entire neighbourhood
4/10 And the fires don't just take one house at a time, sometimes they can wipe out an entire neighbourhood
Firefighters put themselves in the way of a fire, hoping the red flame retardant will keep them safe for long enough
5/10 Firefighters put themselves in the way of a fire, hoping the red flame retardant will keep them safe for long enough
It's not always possible to act in time, meaning the firefighters just have to wait for the fire to come to them
6/10 It's not always possible to act in time, meaning the firefighters just have to wait for the fire to come to them
They're also using planes to drop flame retardant onto the flames to try and help control them
7/10 They're also using planes to drop flame retardant onto the flames to try and help control them
There are fears that some of the fires may have been started on purpose
8/10 There are fears that some of the fires may have been started on purpose
A home that caught fire when embers from a wildfire landed on it, in San Bernadino, California
9/10 A home that caught fire when embers from a wildfire landed on it, in San Bernadino, California
Winds have pushed the flames close to homes in Rancho Cugamonga
10/10 Winds have pushed the flames close to homes in Rancho Cugamonga

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