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California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state’s deadliest wildfire.

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A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. (Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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Smoke fills the sky as the Camp fire continues to burn along the North Fork of the Feather River. It has already burned more than 200,000 square miles. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Outside of Pulga, Calif., on the North Fork of the Feather River, the Camp fire continues to burn. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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The Camp fire burns along a ridgetop near Big Bend, Calif., on Saturday. (Noah Berger / AP)
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Outside of Pulga, Calif., on the North Fork of the Feather River, where the Camp fire may have  started, helicopters do airdrops while ground crews try to keep the fire from spreading. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Yuba County sheriff’s officials carry a body away from a burned residence in Paradise. (Josh Edelson / AFP/Getty Images)
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Firefighter Brian Carter of Weed, Calif., keeps an eye on the flames along the North Fork of the Feather River. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A crew from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection walks through the rubble of a home while putting out hot spots in Paradise, Calif. (Mason Trinca / For The Times)
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Silence hangs over Paradise,Calif., after the explosive Camp fire burned through Butte County and claimed 23 lives. Residents have not been allowed back. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Flames and embers, pushed by strong dry winds, set the town of Paradise, Calif., ablaze. Thousands of buildings were destroyed. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Brad Weldon, 63, waits for help along Skyway in Paradise, Calif. Weldon was among the residents who stayed and battled the wildfire. (Mason Trinca / For The Times)
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Firefighters walk through the rubble of a home in Paradise, Calif. (Mason Trinca / For The Times)
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Many people don’t want to stay in shelters because they can’t take their dogs inside. This dog waits for his human companion in a parking lot in Oroville. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Residents of Paradise, Calif., try to get through a roadblock to check on their home but are turned away. People haven’t been allowed to return to the town. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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From left, Johnny Hardin, 15, Madeline Hardin, 13, Donita Hardin and Erik Hardin, 15 months old, get ready to sleep in their car after getting displaced by the Camp fire, at the Walmart parking lot in Chico, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Alexandria Wilson, 21, kisses her dog Harley, after they both escaped the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Search and rescue teams inspect the grounds of a house burned by the Camp Fire along Boquest Boulevard in Oroville, Calif. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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Volunteers hand out supplies to fire evacuees near a Walmart in Chico, Calif. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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People go through donated clothes at a Walmart in Chico, Calif. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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A sign warns looters at the site of burned-down properties in Paradise, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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A search and rescue team combs through the debris for possible human remains Friday at Paradise Gardens, in Paradise, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Alexandria Wilson, 21, consoles her boyfriend, Jacob Golden, 25, as they recount their harrowing escape from the Camp Fire at a relative’s house in Applegate, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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A vanished neighborhood in Paradise. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A forensic team investigates the site of a Paradise home where remains were found. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Michael John Ramirez hugs his wife, Charlie Ramirez, after they found her keepsake bracelet while sifting through the remains of their home in Paradise. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Religious figurines sit atop a burned vehicle in Paradise. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Authorities recover the remains of a fire victim from an overturned car alongside Pearson Road in Paradise. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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David Neeley hugs his ex-wife, Jeanne Neely, and their daughter, Faith Neeley, 10, in a parking lot in Oroville, where they are staying amid the Camp fire. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Megan Butler, 26, and her daughter Aurora, 2, are homeless after their house burned down in Concow in the Camp fire. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Yolo County Animal Services Officer Stephanie Amato holds a chicken she helped rescue in Paradise. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A sign in Paradise offers a warning for would-be looters. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A man rests at a shelter at the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville, Calif. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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