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Wildfires rage amid Southland heat wave

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Heat is getting worse in Southern California.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Eric Durtschi surveys the damage to his home that was destroyed by a wildfire in Goleta.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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The Holiday fire destroys homes in Goleta.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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A message board tells the tale at Calvary Church on Shoup Avenue in West Hills.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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Stefano Alippi, dressed as the villain Freddy Krueger, cools off between posing for photos with tourists on Hollywood Boulevard.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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A performer known as Dr. Funkstein shields himself from the sun while playing his guitar near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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Promise Edmondson, 10, left, of Indianapolis and actress Megan Mills are just a pair of mermaids who don’t seem to mind the heat in Santa Monica. Promise was fulfilling a birthday wish to be a mermaid for a day.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Visitors cool off in the surf in Santa Monica.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Gary Snyder rides a kayak with what he believes is a gander that he befriended at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys. Snyder said that he first met the bird while walking around the lake about a month ago. He said that since then, the gander joins him for rides about twice a week.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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Daniel Navarro plays in the surf in Laguna Beach, where highs along the coast hit the 90-degree mark.

 (Gabriel S. Scarlett / Los Angeles Times)
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A surfer gets a tube ride amid high surf conditions at the Newport Point in Newport Beach.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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