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Creek, Rye and Skirball fires continue destructive path

Virginia Padilla, left, who lost 29 horses at her Padilla Ranch on Little Tujunga Road is comforted by horse trainer Shelby Hope.

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Maria Kirkland, right, waves and calls for her husband who walked down a canyon to check on their home in Indian Springs Ranch.

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Gail Thackeray is distraught over loss of her home and two horses after the Creek fire swept through Indian Springs Ranch.

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Smoke from the Creek fire hangs in the air above the San Fernando Valley as seen from the 14 Freeway Wednesday morning.

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Marinwood firefighter Brandon Selvitella knocks down smoldering embers on a hillside off Wentworth Street in Sunland-Tujunga.

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Oscar Martinez saddened by the death of 29 horses at Padilla Ranch.

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The Creek fire burns into the night in the Shadow Hills.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A firefighter monitors the Creek fire as it burns a house inear the intersection of Johanna Avenue and McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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A home and cars in the path of the Creek fire are engulfed in flames near the intersection of Johanna Avenue and McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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A structure burns on McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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Judy Hofmann-Sanders can only watch as her home is consumed by the Creek fire along McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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A structure burns on McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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Firefighters battle the Creek Fire as it burns near a church along Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A vehicle is engulfed in flames as the Creek Fire burns near the intersection of Johanna Avenue and McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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Jessica Farrell evacuates her mother’s dog Hazel as the Creek fire threatened homes at the end of Esko Avenue in Sylmar.

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A firefighter battles a blaze on McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A structure burns on McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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 The sun peers through a bank of smoke from the Creek Fire in Sunland.

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Firefighters hit hotspots while trying to save homes along Hillrose Street from the Creek fire in Sylmar.

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Ziggy Hosn hits hot spots on his brother’s property along La Canada Way in Sunland.

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Jarrald Ingram, 33, hits hot spots where embers from the Creek Fire were threatening homes along along Bengal Street in Sunland on December 5, 2017. Ingram, who lives in downtown Los Angeles, was trying to make his way to his father’s home and couldn’t get there because of a police barricade. He decided to help defend the homes in the area with a garden hose.

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A firefighter stands next to a house that’s completely engulfed in flames in the Creek fire along Hillrose Street in Sylmar.

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A structure burns on McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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LAPD officers evacuate a pair of horses as the Creek Fire burns along Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A structure burns the path of the Creek Fire near the intersection of Johanna Avenue and McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Judy Hofmann-Sanders survey’s the area after her home was consumed by the Creek fire along McBroom Street in Shadow Hills.

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Smoke from the Rye fire obscures Interstate 5 near Magic Mountain (lower right) in Santa Clarita.

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Gina Donaldson evacuates her horse as the Creek fire bears down on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.

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Firefighters try to stop a portion of the Creek fire from jumping the 210 Freeway in Sylmar.

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Peter Hernandez waters down the roof of a friend’s house as the Creek fire approaches in Sylmar.

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Caltrans workers move cones against a backdrop of the Creek fire along Wheatland Avenue in Sylmar.

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Two firefighters confront flames along Kagel Canyon Street in Lake View Terrace.

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A woman evacuates her horse as the Creek fire bears down on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters try to control a pile of railroad ties and a trailer burning to protect the structure near Dexter County Park in Lake View Terrace.

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Firefighters try to control a pile of railroad ties and a trailer burning to protect the structure near Dexter County Park in Lake View Terrace.

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A fireman keeps an eye on surrounding structure near a smoldering tree in Kagel Canyon in Lake View Terrace.

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Firefighters try to control a pile of railroad ties and a trailer burning to protect the structure near Dexter County Park in Lake View Terrace.

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A horse that got spooked by flames and fell behind a structure is rescued from the fast-approaching Creek fire in Lake View Terrace.

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An early morning brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar on Tuesday charred thousands of acres and damaged homes.

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Alex Grigoryants uses a hose to protect his home, located on Kagel Canyon Street in Lake View Terrace, from the Creek fire.

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A firefighter climbs a hill to confront flames along Kagel Canyon Street in Lake View Terrace.

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