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Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Plymouth, Calif. Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Plymouth, Calif. Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

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