The fire has ripped through communities with alarming velocity not seen before, possibly due to California’s drier winters, warmer springs and hotter summers

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James Webb huddled on the hill with his dog and watched the fire advance, the flames licking through the cherry trees, the oak trees, the peach trees, then swaying just short of his home, the last home left in this part of the valley.

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Source: Guardian Environment