Orange County fires
The Freeway Complex fire moved so fast that a truck heading to protect homes soon after the blaze started had to be diverted to save colleagues in peril. Orange County authorities say 113 homes were destroyed by the wildfire.
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Patrick Franks( Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times )
Patrick Franks, 11, hugs his beloved dog Scamp while taking a break from digging for any salvageable items in the ruins of his familys home, which burned to the ground in Yorba Linda. Hes the first thing I rescued, Patrick said with a wide smile, recounting how his family evacuated as flames shot up the back side of their house.
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