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Butte County firefighters watch as flames quickly spread across a road at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. AFP
Butte County firefighters watch as flames quickly spread across a road at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. AFP
San Miguel County Firefighters battle a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
San Miguel County Firefighters battle a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
 A rabbit crosses the road with flames from a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
A rabbit crosses the road with flames from a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California. AP
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California. AP
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery Shipman, left, stands along California State Highway 168 as the Creek Fire burns in the near vicinity, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, Calif. AP
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery Shipman, left, stands along California State Highway 168 as the Creek Fire burns in the near vicinity, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, Calif. AP
Embers fly off burning timber as flames push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Embers fly off burning timber as flames push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. AFP
Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. AFP
 A home sits with an 'All Clear' sign on the front as fire approaches a neighborhood during the Creek fire in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A home sits with an 'All Clear' sign on the front as fire approaches a neighborhood during the Creek fire in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
Embers fall around a photographer as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five California counties late yesterday as record heatwave temperatures fueled numerous wildfires over the Labor Day weekend.  AFP
Embers fall around a photographer as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five California counties late yesterday as record heatwave temperatures fueled numerous wildfires over the Labor Day weekend. AFP
In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo a firetruck drives along state Highway 168 while battling the Creek Fire in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, Calif. AP
In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo a firetruck drives along state Highway 168 while battling the Creek Fire in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, Calif. AP
 A home is engulfed in flames during the 'Creek Fire' in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California early on September 8, 2020. AFP
A home is engulfed in flames during the 'Creek Fire' in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California early on September 8, 2020. AFP
 Smoke from the Creek Fire engulfs the scorched trees surrounding the 168 near Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 07 September 2020. EPA
Smoke from the Creek Fire engulfs the scorched trees surrounding the 168 near Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 07 September 2020. EPA
A burned structure is seen at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. AP
A burned structure is seen at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. AP
 Little League players warm-up before a game as a brush fire  is ablaze in back at a field next to the Sycuan Casino on the Sycuan Indian reservation during the Valley Fire, near Dehesa, in San Diego, California on September 6, 2020.
Little League players warm-up before a game as a brush fire is ablaze in back at a field next to the Sycuan Casino on the Sycuan Indian reservation during the Valley Fire, near Dehesa, in San Diego, California on September 6, 2020.
A burned van smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A burned van smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
 A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
 A home is completely destroyed after the Creek Fire swept through the area on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. AFP
A home is completely destroyed after the Creek Fire swept through the area on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. AFP
 Jim Smart dumps water on his head to cool off after evacuating with two of his prized motorcycles during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Jim Smart dumps water on his head to cool off after evacuating with two of his prized motorcycles during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 Annette Smart (L) and her granddaughter Malina Sandoval, 10, check on their animals while evacuating during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Annette Smart (L) and her granddaughter Malina Sandoval, 10, check on their animals while evacuating during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 A firefighter takes a rest during works to extinguish a fire in Alpine, California, U.S., September 6, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Reuters
A firefighter takes a rest during works to extinguish a fire in Alpine, California, U.S., September 6, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Reuters
Firefighters Rob Spitzer, Max Katay, Josiah Gist and Hunter Grossmann of the Rancheria Station rest in the smoldering forest in the Cascadel Woods after battling the Creek Fire all night near North Fork in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 08 September 2020. EPA
Firefighters Rob Spitzer, Max Katay, Josiah Gist and Hunter Grossmann of the Rancheria Station rest in the smoldering forest in the Cascadel Woods after battling the Creek Fire all night near North Fork in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 08 September 2020. EPA
A firefighter rests in his vehicle during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires, in unincorporated Butte County, California on September 09, 2020. AFP
A firefighter rests in his vehicle during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires, in unincorporated Butte County, California on September 09, 2020. AFP
Smoke from various wildfires burning across Northern California mixes with the marine layer, blanketing the San Francisco skyline in darkness and an orange glow, seen from Treasure Island on September 9, 2020 in San Francisco, California. AFP
Smoke from various wildfires burning across Northern California mixes with the marine layer, blanketing the San Francisco skyline in darkness and an orange glow, seen from Treasure Island on September 9, 2020 in San Francisco, California. AFP
Butte County firefighters watch as flames quickly spread across a road at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. AFP
Butte County firefighters watch as flames quickly spread across a road at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. AFP
San Miguel County Firefighters battle a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
San Miguel County Firefighters battle a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
 A rabbit crosses the road with flames from a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
A rabbit crosses the road with flames from a brush fire along Japatul Road during the Valley Fire in Jamul, California on September 6, 2020 - The Valley Fire in the Japatul Valley burned 4,000 acres overnight with no containment and 10 structures destroyed, Cal Fire San Diego said. AFP
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California. AP
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California. AP
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery Shipman, left, stands along California State Highway 168 as the Creek Fire burns in the near vicinity, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, Calif. AP
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery Shipman, left, stands along California State Highway 168 as the Creek Fire burns in the near vicinity, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, Calif. AP
Embers fly off burning timber as flames push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Embers fly off burning timber as flames push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. AFP
Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. AFP
 A home sits with an 'All Clear' sign on the front as fire approaches a neighborhood during the Creek fire in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A home sits with an 'All Clear' sign on the front as fire approaches a neighborhood during the Creek fire in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
Embers fall around a photographer as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five California counties late yesterday as record heatwave temperatures fueled numerous wildfires over the Labor Day weekend.  AFP
Embers fall around a photographer as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five California counties late yesterday as record heatwave temperatures fueled numerous wildfires over the Labor Day weekend. AFP
In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo a firetruck drives along state Highway 168 while battling the Creek Fire in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, Calif. AP
In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo a firetruck drives along state Highway 168 while battling the Creek Fire in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, Calif. AP
 A home is engulfed in flames during the 'Creek Fire' in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California early on September 8, 2020. AFP
A home is engulfed in flames during the 'Creek Fire' in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County, California early on September 8, 2020. AFP
 Smoke from the Creek Fire engulfs the scorched trees surrounding the 168 near Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 07 September 2020. EPA
Smoke from the Creek Fire engulfs the scorched trees surrounding the 168 near Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 07 September 2020. EPA
A burned structure is seen at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. AP
A burned structure is seen at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. AP
 Little League players warm-up before a game as a brush fire  is ablaze in back at a field next to the Sycuan Casino on the Sycuan Indian reservation during the Valley Fire, near Dehesa, in San Diego, California on September 6, 2020.
Little League players warm-up before a game as a brush fire is ablaze in back at a field next to the Sycuan Casino on the Sycuan Indian reservation during the Valley Fire, near Dehesa, in San Diego, California on September 6, 2020.
A burned van smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A burned van smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
 A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
A burned Valero gas station smolders during the Creek fire in an unincorporated area of Fresno County, California on September 08, 2020. AFP
 A home is completely destroyed after the Creek Fire swept through the area on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. AFP
A home is completely destroyed after the Creek Fire swept through the area on September 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. California Gov. AFP
 Jim Smart dumps water on his head to cool off after evacuating with two of his prized motorcycles during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Jim Smart dumps water on his head to cool off after evacuating with two of his prized motorcycles during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 Annette Smart (L) and her granddaughter Malina Sandoval, 10, check on their animals while evacuating during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
Annette Smart (L) and her granddaughter Malina Sandoval, 10, check on their animals while evacuating during the Creek fire in the North Fork area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. AFP
 A firefighter takes a rest during works to extinguish a fire in Alpine, California, U.S., September 6, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Reuters
A firefighter takes a rest during works to extinguish a fire in Alpine, California, U.S., September 6, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Reuters
Firefighters Rob Spitzer, Max Katay, Josiah Gist and Hunter Grossmann of the Rancheria Station rest in the smoldering forest in the Cascadel Woods after battling the Creek Fire all night near North Fork in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 08 September 2020. EPA
Firefighters Rob Spitzer, Max Katay, Josiah Gist and Hunter Grossmann of the Rancheria Station rest in the smoldering forest in the Cascadel Woods after battling the Creek Fire all night near North Fork in the Sierra National Forest, California, USA, 08 September 2020. EPA
A firefighter rests in his vehicle during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires, in unincorporated Butte County, California on September 09, 2020. AFP
A firefighter rests in his vehicle during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires, in unincorporated Butte County, California on September 09, 2020. AFP
Smoke from various wildfires burning across Northern California mixes with the marine layer, blanketing the San Francisco skyline in darkness and an orange glow, seen from Treasure Island on September 9, 2020 in San Francisco, California. AFP
Smoke from various wildfires burning across Northern California mixes with the marine layer, blanketing the San Francisco skyline in darkness and an orange glow, seen from Treasure Island on September 9, 2020 in San Francisco, California. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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