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It's been heart wrenching for wildfire victims Gordon and Marilyn Wood to return to the charred remains of their cherished home.

Virtually all that's left of their house in the San Diego suburb of Rancho Bernardo is its footprint, strewn with blackened debris and the remnants of a fireplace and chimney. The couple's Mercedes Benz stands parked nearby, not much more than wreckage.

"It's really scary for me to come back here -- even to stand here," Marilyn Wood told CNN on Thursday as she clutched her husband for support. Read full article »

CNN's John Roberts contributed to this report.

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