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Deadly and destructive wildfires have destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and businesses across the globe in 2018.

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Home engulfed in fire from wildfire A home is engulfed in the flames of the Tea Fire in Santa Barbara, California. (Photographer: JONATHAN ALCORN/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fast-spreading blazes that have killed at least 56 people this year and last in the Golden State.

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