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Northern California has been lit up in fire’s red glow since a small brush fire started Nov 8, near Camp Creek Rd in Butte County, CA. Twelve days later, this fire has erupted into the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire to date. Close to 80 people have been confirmed dead, and 700 still remain missing. The worst part? It’s not over. Fall on the west coast is known for the dangerous fire-weather conditions it brings: low humidity, high temperatures, and gusty winds. For the last two weeks, high pressure has remained almost stationary over the west coast. Clockwise flow around this high pressure has pushed hot, dry air over mountains, only for it to shoot out over the coast. Santa Ana and Diablo winds are names given for some of these super dry winds that commonly blow over the Californian coast this time of year. These winds become excessively…