Why Fires Are Becoming California's New Reality

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The destructive wildfires in Southern California are capping one of the worst fire seasons on record in the state. They come less than two months after thousands of homes burned and more than 40 people were killed by fires in Northern California. Climatologists warn that this is the new reality for the region, where wildfires are occurring year-round. Los Angeles residents Neil Fazzari and his wife, Kirsten, are stunned to see such a large wildfire this late in the year. "It was a shock this morning when our neighbors knocked on our door," Kirsten said. "I thought it was over; I thought that that season was over," Neil adds. The couple wiped a thick layer of ash off the windshield of their SUV and pointed up at their street where they evacuated....

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