A recent string of wildfires in California has left the state susceptible to mudslides.  These blazes destroy the underbrush, trees, and root systems that provide stability to hills and washes, increasing the likelihood of devastating mudslides occurring.  When heavy rains hit the areas where fires recently burned, the weather and the resulting mud forced thousands from their homes and resulted in eight deaths with seventeen still missing.

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