Eric Westervelt

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"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

Caldor Fire becomes a federal emergency. Firefighters and residents feel psychological, physical, financial strain

"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

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