A car sits in the garage of an apartment building destroyed by the Valley Fire.
A car sits in the garage of an apartment building destroyed by the Valley Fire. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
A car sits in the garage of an apartment building destroyed by the Valley Fire. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Valley, Butte fires among costliest ever at $2 billion in damages

October 14, 2015 12:42 PM

UPDATED October 14, 2015 10:56 PM

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