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Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. - The wind-driven brush fire that started late on November 25, 2019 in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. - The wind-driven brush fire that started late on November 25, 2019 in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. AFP
A firefighter prepares to battle the Cave Fire as it flares up along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A firefighter prepares to battle the Cave Fire as it flares up along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows fire fighters working on containing the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 25 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 15 acres and forced mandatory evacuations in the area. EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows fire fighters working on containing the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 25 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 15 acres and forced mandatory evacuations in the area. EPA
In this photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on November 25, 2019, a fire burns in Los Padres National Forest, near Painted Cave, on East Camino Cielo Road. - A wind-driven brush fire that started late Monday November 25, 2019, afternoon in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road and by 8 p.m. had grown to at least 2,500 acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. AFP
In this photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on November 25, 2019, a fire burns in Los Padres National Forest, near Painted Cave, on East Camino Cielo Road. - A wind-driven brush fire that started late Monday November 25, 2019, afternoon in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road and by 8 p.m. had grown to at least 2,500 acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. AFP
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Flames from the Cave Fire rise along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
Flames from the Cave Fire rise along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 4100 acres and forced mandatory evacuation in the area.  EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 4100 acres and forced mandatory evacuation in the area. EPA
 A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. EPA
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire, dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire, dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An inmate hand crew, wearing orange, uses chain saws and hand tools to cut a line through vegetation that is reddened by fire retardant on one side and charred by fire on the other at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An inmate hand crew, wearing orange, uses chain saws and hand tools to cut a line through vegetation that is reddened by fire retardant on one side and charred by fire on the other at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
 A man photographs flames with a smart phone at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
A man photographs flames with a smart phone at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
 A helicopter drops fire retardant over the Cave Fire at Los Padres National Forest on November 26, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Officials say the fire is now 10 percent contained. AFP
A helicopter drops fire retardant over the Cave Fire at Los Padres National Forest on November 26, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Officials say the fire is now 10 percent contained. AFP
A lizard that appears to have survived the fire under dirt emerges at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
A lizard that appears to have survived the fire under dirt emerges at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters


Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. - The wind-driven brush fire that started late on November 25, 2019 in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. - The wind-driven brush fire that started late on November 25, 2019 in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. AFP
Wind blows embers as the Cave fire burns a hillside in Santa Barbara, California on November 26, 2019. AFP
A firefighter prepares to battle the Cave Fire as it flares up along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A firefighter prepares to battle the Cave Fire as it flares up along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows fire fighters working on containing the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 25 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 15 acres and forced mandatory evacuations in the area. EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows fire fighters working on containing the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 25 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 15 acres and forced mandatory evacuations in the area. EPA
In this photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on November 25, 2019, a fire burns in Los Padres National Forest, near Painted Cave, on East Camino Cielo Road. - A wind-driven brush fire that started late Monday November 25, 2019, afternoon in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road and by 8 p.m. had grown to at least 2,500 acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. AFP
In this photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on November 25, 2019, a fire burns in Los Padres National Forest, near Painted Cave, on East Camino Cielo Road. - A wind-driven brush fire that started late Monday November 25, 2019, afternoon in Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County moved quickly downhill, prompting mandatory evacuations and threatening homes. The Cave fire started just after 4 p.m. near East Camino Cielo and Painted Cave Road and by 8 p.m. had grown to at least 2,500 acres, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. AFP
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Firefighters battle a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
Flames from the Cave Fire rise along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
Flames from the Cave Fire rise along Highway 154 in the Los Padres National Forest, above Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. AP
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 4100 acres and forced mandatory evacuation in the area.  EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. According to latest reports, the fire burnt 4100 acres and forced mandatory evacuation in the area. EPA
 A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. EPA
A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the Cave Fire burning North of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 26 November 2019. EPA
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire, dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An air tanker drops fire retardant over a wildfire, dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An inmate hand crew, wearing orange, uses chain saws and hand tools to cut a line through vegetation that is reddened by fire retardant on one side and charred by fire on the other at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
An inmate hand crew, wearing orange, uses chain saws and hand tools to cut a line through vegetation that is reddened by fire retardant on one side and charred by fire on the other at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
 A man photographs flames with a smart phone at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
A man photographs flames with a smart phone at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
 A helicopter drops fire retardant over the Cave Fire at Los Padres National Forest on November 26, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Officials say the fire is now 10 percent contained. AFP
A helicopter drops fire retardant over the Cave Fire at Los Padres National Forest on November 26, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Officials say the fire is now 10 percent contained. AFP
A lizard that appears to have survived the fire under dirt emerges at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters
A lizard that appears to have survived the fire under dirt emerges at a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, U.S., November 26, 2019. Reuters


Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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