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Victims of the wildfires across California should be cautious as they look to rebuild and repair their homes. Ashley Caldwell, with the California Contractors State License Board, says unlicensed contractors are making their way into communities affected by wildfires to make a quick buck and not complete their job. Caldwell recommends residents and business owners to hire only California-licensed contractors. A license is required when contractors take on any job that’s going to cost more than 500-dollars for labor and materials. The board recommends doing some research before hiring a contractor as well as to seek out multiple bids. Anyone caught performing work without a license faces a felony conviction up to 16 months in prison and a fine up to ten-thousand-dollars.