Image: A firefighter works to extinguish an advancing wildfire in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2019.

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Photos: California fights to contain wind-fueled wildfires

The state has been plunged into yet another challenging wildfire season, and land use experts question whether California is prepared for the future as wind-fueled wildfires rage on.

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Image: A firefighter runs to hose down flames in Newhall, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2019.

A firefighter runs to hose down flames in Newhall on Oct. 12.

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Image: Smoke from a wildfire spreads across the hillside as traffic flows along the I-5 Freeway in Newhall, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2019.

Smoke from a wildfire spreads across the hillside as traffic flows along the 5 Freeway in Newhall on Oct. 12. 

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Image: Firefighters work to contain a flare up of the Saddleridge Fire at a mulch supplier in Sylmar, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2019.

Firefighters work to contain a flare-up of the Saddleridge Fire at a mulch supplier in Sylmar on Oct. 12. 

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Image: Firefighters extinguish hot spots in Porter Ranch, outside of Los Angeles, on Oct. 12, 2019.

Firefighters extinguish hot spots in Porter Ranch outside of Los Angeles on Oct. 12.

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Image: A satellite photo shows smoke from the Saddleridge Fire north of Los Angeles on Oct. 11, 2019.

A satellite photo shows smoke from the Saddleridge Fire north of Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

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Image: A firefighter works to extinguish an advancing wildfire in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2019.

A firefighter works to extinguish an advancing wildfire in Porter Ranch on Oct. 11. 

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Eyed Jarjour comforts a neighbor who lost his Jolette Avenue home in the Saddleridge fire in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

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Jerry Rowe uses a garden hose to save his home on Beaufait Avenue from the Saddleridge fire in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles city firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire near homes in the Sylmar neighborhood on Oct. 10.

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Firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

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An aircraft helps fight the Saddleridge fire by dropping fire retardant along a ridge in Newhall, California, on Oct. 11.

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Firefighters work at a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 during the Saddleridge fire in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles.

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A helicopter drops water to help fight flames as the Saddleridge fire burns in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

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The Saddleridge fire flares up near a firefighter Oct. 10 in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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An air tanker drops fire retardant in the fight against the Saddleridge fire in Newhall, California, on Oct. 11.

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A firefighter walks near a backfire during the Saddleridge fire in Newhall, California, on Oct. 11.

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Firefighters battle the Sandalwood Fire as it destroys homes in the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park in Calimesa, California, on Oct. 10.

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