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Two men who refused to evacuate are among the casualties in several counties…so far. Escorts are being provided for others who want to return home — some hoping that animals, including pets, will still be alive. Even as fires are still burning, negotiations with insurance companies are already under way.

Also, the Galaxy is still going strong, but backers who think there's room for another team have a whole lot of money. 

Photo: A firefighter watches over animals at a property evacuated and partially burnt by the Valley Fire in Hidden Valley Lake, California September 15, 2015. (David Ryder/Reuters)

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KQED on the devastation and recovery from the Valley Fire

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Christine Detz

California's Wildfires: Reckoning and Recovery 17 MIN, 40 SEC

There are several human casualties so far, but major fires are still burning in Northern California, and there could be more. The Valley Fire has scorched much of Lake County and parts of Sonoma County, both North of Napa. The Butte Fire has charred Amador and Calavares Counties. Even as fires are still burning, negotiations with insurance companies are already under way. Some homeowners prepared for potential disaster by buying insurance — but others did not, and the details of insurance policies aren't always easy to understand. We update the personal cost of damage that's displaced some 20,000 people.

Guests:
Daniel Berlant, Cal Fire (@CALFIRE_PIO)
April Dembosky, KQED (@adembosky)
Nancy Kincaid, California Department of Insurance (@CDI_Gov)

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Insurance Information Institute on California wildfires
California Department of Insurance resources for fire evacuees
KQED on the devastation and recovery from the Valley Fire

Can a Second Pro Soccer Team Attract LA Fans? 8 MIN, 20 SEC

The Los Angeles Football Club hopes to begin playing other Major League Soccer teams in 2018. In the meantime, it's asking fans to choose team colors on social media. Ryan Rosenblatt is editor of Stars and Stripes FC. He also writes about soccer for the sports websites Fusion and Eurosport.

Guests:
Ryan Rosenblatt, Stars and Stripes FC (@RYANROSENBLATT)

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