Menace
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L.A. Area Fires

Menace
MENACE: A multimillion-dollar home above east Simi Valley is surrounded by flames Wednesday. Brush fires burned from eastern Ventura County as far inland as Riverside and San Bernardino counties. A part of the Ronald Reagan Freeway was closed. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Remains
All that remains of a home along Santa Susana Pass Road in Box Canyon. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
Destroyed
This house on Santa Susana Pass Road was destroyed by the fire. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Frustrated
Abraham Shipe, 61, who lives in Box Canyon, expresses his frustration to a group of search and rescue workers. Shipe was trying to get back to his home but could not pass because of downed power lines on the road in front of him. His girlfriend was at his house, and he had not been able to contact her. (George Wilhelm / LAT)
Hose
Jeremy Maddux uses his garden hose to put out a fire approaching his house on Marquette Street in Moorpark. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Hose
Ernie Bergmann, 54, uses a garden hose to protect his house in Moorpark. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Safety
A firefighter scrambles for safety as the brush fire leaps across Redlands Boulevard in Moreno Valley. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Helicopter
A helicopter drops water on the brush fire in Moreno Valley. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Corriganville Park
A man looks at the brush fire in Corriganville Park in Simi Valley. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Cyclist
Simi Valley resident Sam Shahbazi stops at Corriganville Park to look at the smoke and flames from the brush fire. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Evacuating
Paramedics Michael Newcomb, left, and Brian Prouse evacuate Jean Giambalvo, 84, from her home on Marquette Street in Moorpark. Giambalvo suffered smoke inhalation from a brush fire in her neighborhood. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Father and son
Ben Yaspelkis III hold his 4-year-old son, Ben IV, in his Moorpark neighborhood Wednesday. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Garden hose
Ventura County fire Capt. Tom Roberts grabs a garden hose to fight a fire that burned more than 30 acres in Moorpark. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Hose
Ventura County fire Capt. Tom Roberts uses a garden hose as he tries to save a home from the approaching fire. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Fire
The fire burned more than 30 acres in Moorpark. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Saving
Greg Andrew uses a garden hose as he tries to save a neighbor’s home in Moorpark. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Saving houses
Ventura County firefighters try to protect a house on Marquette Street in Moorpark. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Moving out
Residents of Marquette Street in Moorpark move out of the way of the fire. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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