Diana Leonard

science writer covering natural hazards in California

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A wind-driven brush fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the Cave Fire spreads.

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The wind-driven Silverado Fire in Irvine burned 12,466 acres two months ago. The land is a scorched checkerboard with some areas black and barren, and others with signs of life.

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