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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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Motorists on the 101 Freeway in Ventura County are driving into a wall of smoke

A towering cloud of smoke from the Thomas fire looms before drivers on the 101 Freeway at the Conejo Grade in Ventura County. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A towering cloud of smoke from the Thomas fire looms before drivers on the 101 Freeway at the Conejo Grade in Ventura County. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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