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Fires raging across California are decimating historical and recognizable landmarks throughout the state.

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Wildfires have decimated over 1.6 million acres of land across California. The destruction includes recognizable monuments and landmarks, some of which have been around for centuries. Here are some of the sites that have been destroyed so far.

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Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth is a general assignment reporter for CalMatters. She graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in journalism. While in college at Chico, Elizabeth did internships with the local NPR...