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    Bill Cleek, left, hugs his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of 13 antique cars destroyed by fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Friday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. Cromwell, of Pine Grove has been restoring the antique cars for more than 10 years. The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this morning from 20 percent on Saturday.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    A City of Folsom firefighter moves through burned trees and ash not far from the origin of the Sand Fire near the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this morning from 20 percent on Saturday.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Bill Cleek looks over the remains of one of his 12 cabins which were destroyed by fire at his Rancho Cicada Retreat on the edge of the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this morning from 20 percent on Saturday.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    An antique car, one of 13 destroyed on the Rancho Cicada Retreat property is surrounded by burned trees on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this morning from 20 percent on Saturday.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Community volunteers provided help to the El Dorado County Animal Control at the Ponderosa Agricultural School at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Sunday, July 27, 2014, by sanitizing and preparing pet carriers for rescued animals as a result of the Sand fire, which destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings.
    Andrew Seng | aseng@sacbee.com
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    A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes River as firefighters stand by to protect a home on Saturday.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Members of the Bear Divide Hot Shots crew from Santa Clarita wait to be sent into battle the Sand Fire on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • John Fulton watches from D'Agostini Dr. as crews work to contain the Sand Fire near his home on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A large cloud of smoke lifts into the air as the Sand Fire burns on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Members of the Mahoney family front, left to right Mike and his wife Jenni, back Tim and his wife Alayne and sister Darcie watch the Sand Fire from the porch of their home as fire crews attempt to contain the fire on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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    Cal Fire crews battle a wild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A Cal Fire aircraft drops fire retardan on a twild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A helicopter carries a bucket of water to drop onto a wild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Cal Fire firefighters monitor a wild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a wild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Heather Phipps, left, and Collin Henderson visiting from Portland, OR watch as a wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A Cal Fire truck fords a stream as a wild land fire burns near Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Residents watch as a wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A helicopter drops water onto a wild land fire burning near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A wild land fire burns near the Story winery in Plymouth, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014. Cal Fire and several local fire departments responded.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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