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Flashbacks: Charred California Town No Stranger to Wildfire

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters try to stop flames from the Mill Fire from spreading on a property in the Lake Shastina subdivision northwest of Weed, Calif., Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP)
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters try to stop flames from the Mill Fire from spreading on a property in the Lake Shastina subdivision northwest of Weed, Calif., Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP)
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Weed, Calif. (AP) -- Her home destroyed, dog missing, and 10-year relationship with her boyfriend recently ended – all Naomi Vogelsang could do on Saturday was sit outside of a Northern California wildfire evacuation center with $20 in her pocket, waiting for a ride to the casino.

“It can’t be any worse,” she said.