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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Bel-Air fire

Bel-Air fire: 4 homes destroyed, 475 acres burned

The Skirball fire is 5% contained after burning 475 acres, destroying at least four homes and damaging other structures in Bel-Air, according to an update released Thursday morning.

The fire prompted a mass evacuation of the upscale neighborhood and closed the 405 Freeway for several hours.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said it remains on the scene trying to contain the fire.

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