US-CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES

An aircraft helps fight the Saddleridge fire by dropping fire retardant along a ridge in Newhall, California on October 11, 2019. – Much of California was on high alert Friday as wind-driven wildfires tore through the state’s south, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroying multiple structures and homes. Fire officials said an 89-year-old woman died in Calimesa, about 70 miles (115 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, when fire swept through a trailer park overnight after the driver of a garbage truck that caught fire dumped his burning load nearby. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

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