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A rash of fires this year has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and resulted in at least one death.

Here are some of the fires now burning in California:

  • Canyon fire: 12,518 acres burned at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County; 75% contained as of Sept. 22; began Sept. 17
  • Soberanes fire: 117,656 acres burned, one person killed and 68 structures destroyed in Monterey County; 67% contained as of Sept. 19; began July 22

Small brush fire erupts in Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium

Firefighters in Los Angeles on Thursday knocked down a 6.3-acre brush fire that started at 11:45 a.m. in Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium. 

A water-dropping helicopter aided about 100 firefighters as they attacked the flames “hard and fast from the ground and the air,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. 

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