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Fires worsen a pervasive problem in California: housing

Evacuees from the Camp Fire have congregated in tents and in their vehicles as they seek shelter in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, Calif., on Nov. 13, 2018. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS) 1245936 1245936

A small city’s worth of housing has been incinerated in California the past week — 8,760 homes destroyed in Butte County alone, north of Sacramento, and 432 more in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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