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Multiple fires are raging in Southern California. A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires have destroyed hundreds of structures, forced thousands to flee and smothered the region with smoke in what officials predicted would be a pitched battle for days.

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Aerial view shows Skirball fire from the Valley

An aerial view of the Bel-Air area shows the Skirball fire, which prompted the closure of the 405 Freeway as well as mandatory evacuations. (KTLA)
An aerial view of the Bel-Air area shows the Skirball fire, which prompted the closure of the 405 Freeway as well as mandatory evacuations. (KTLA)

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