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Photograph by Adam Dubrowa taken on 04/19/2010 in California

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La Canada Flintridge, Calif., April 19, 2010 --After severe fires burned the brush and chaparral vegetation to the topsoil, the high temperatures baked the earth causing it to become  brittle and unstable. Months later the heavy rains and severe winter storms added mass to an unstable slope which caused heavy erosion and soil losses from beneath the highway collapsing it down Mt. Wilson's range. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA
La Canada Flintridge, Calif., April 19, 2010 --After severe fires burned the brush and chaparral vegetation to the topsoil, the high temperatures baked the earth causing it to become brittle and unstable. Months later the heavy rains and severe winter storms added mass to an unstable slope which caused heavy erosion and soil losses from beneath the highway collapsing it down Mt. Wilson's range. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA - Location: La Canada Flintridge, CA