A California National Guard Black Hawk helicopter drops water on the fires east of Yountville in Napa County on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Cal Guard sent more than 2,000 aviators and ground personnel to support Cal Fire and the other firefighting agen Master Sgt. David Loeffler Air National Guard
A California National Guard Black Hawk helicopter drops water on the fires east of Yountville in Napa County on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Cal Guard sent more than 2,000 aviators and ground personnel to support Cal Fire and the other firefighting agen Master Sgt. David Loeffler Air National Guard

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