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'I have happy tears,' Calif. resident says after finding home survived destructive wildfire

GOLETA, Calif. - When John Davis and his family fled their hillside home in Goleta, it was raining embers.

After hosing down his roof and his neighbor's, Davis, 53, hopped in his truck with his 21-year-old son and three friends and prepared their escape. As they left about 9 p.m. Friday, they watched fences and trees light up around them.

"All of a sudden it was like a fireworks show," Davis said. "I

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