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Wildfires in Southern California: Pictures Show Mass Destruction

World | News18 | November 12, 2018, 6:41 pm
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 As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched gas pump rests on its cradle near Pulga, California. Fire officials say the lull allowed firefighters to gain 10 per cent control of the so-called Woolsey Fire, which has burned more than 130 square miles in western Los Angeles County and southeastern Ventura County. (Image: AP)

As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched gas pump rests on its cradle near Pulga, California. Fire officials say the lull allowed firefighters to gain 10 per cent control of the so-called Woolsey Fire, which has burned more than 130 square miles in western Los Angeles County and southeastern Ventura County. (Image: AP)

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 A vineyard burns overnight during a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in Thousand Oaks, California. (Image: Reuters)

A vineyard burns overnight during a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in Thousand Oaks, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 A home burned down by a wildfire sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A home burned down by a wildfire sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, US. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. (Image: Reuters)

Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, US. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. (Image: Reuters)

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 Properties burned and destroyed from wildfires sit across from intact homes in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Properties burned and destroyed from wildfires sit across from intact homes in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, US.(Image: Reuters)

The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, US.(Image: Reuters)

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 A spiral staircase stands in the remains of a burned out home from the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

A spiral staircase stands in the remains of a burned out home from the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter hoses down a condo unit during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter hoses down a condo unit during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle on Pearson Road after the wildfire burned through Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle on Pearson Road after the wildfire burned through Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters hose down the Malibu post office during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

Firefighters hose down the Malibu post office during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 Homeowner Will Buckley uses a shovel with dirt to try to stop the flames from destroying a neighbour's home during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

Homeowner Will Buckley uses a shovel with dirt to try to stop the flames from destroying a neighbour's home during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lion statues guard the entrance of a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

Lion statues guard the entrance of a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 A sheriff's deputy searches for human remains at a residence destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. The hearse carries multiple victims. (Image: AP)

A sheriff's deputy searches for human remains at a residence destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. The hearse carries multiple victims. (Image: AP)

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 Kevin Brown, with the Los Angeles Fire Department, hoses down hot spots on a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

Kevin Brown, with the Los Angeles Fire Department, hoses down hot spots on a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters plan their operations while battling the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began. (Image: AP)

Firefighters plan their operations while battling the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began. (Image: AP)

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 Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle on Pearson Road after the wildfire burned through Paradise, California. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (Image: AP)

Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle on Pearson Road after the wildfire burned through Paradise, California. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (Image: AP)

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 Burned trees surround a destroyed home leaving only the fireplace in Point Dume in Malibu, California. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

Burned trees surround a destroyed home leaving only the fireplace in Point Dume in Malibu, California. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 A home is spared after a wildfire swept through in Malibu, California.(Image: AP)

A home is spared after a wildfire swept through in Malibu, California.(Image: AP)

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 A statue sits unharmed in front of a home consumed by a wildfire in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A statue sits unharmed in front of a home consumed by a wildfire in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 Burned cars and property sit across from an intact home after a wildfire tore through the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Burned cars and property sit across from an intact home after a wildfire tore through the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 Santos Alvarado and his son Ricky search for belongings at their destroyed home at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park following devastating wildfires in the area in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Santos Alvarado and his son Ricky search for belongings at their destroyed home at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park following devastating wildfires in the area in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 An American flag is draped over the charred remains of an old pickup truck entering Point Dume along the pacific coast highway in Malibu, California. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

An American flag is draped over the charred remains of an old pickup truck entering Point Dume along the pacific coast highway in Malibu, California. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Officials stand by a bag containing human remains found at a burned out home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Officials stand by a bag containing human remains found at a burned out home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Kevin Brown, with the Los Angeles Fire Department, hoses down hot spots on a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

Kevin Brown, with the Los Angeles Fire Department, hoses down hot spots on a wildfire ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 A chimney remains from a home burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

A chimney remains from a home burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 A child's bicycle sits among charred automobiles in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

A child's bicycle sits among charred automobiles in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 A home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is consumed by a wildfire in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is consumed by a wildfire in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 A car and home destroyed by a wildfire are seen behind a white picket fence in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A car and home destroyed by a wildfire are seen behind a white picket fence in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 A bag containing human remains lies on the ground as officials continue to search at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

A bag containing human remains lies on the ground as officials continue to search at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter hoses down hot spots on a wildfire-ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A firefighter hoses down hot spots on a wildfire-ravaged home in Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 Sgt. Kevin Packard, of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office and Sgt. Nathan Lyberger, of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department prepare to move human remains found at a burned out home from the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Sgt. Kevin Packard, of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office and Sgt. Nathan Lyberger, of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department prepare to move human remains found at a burned out home from the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 A weather vane stands amid charred cars and property in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, after a wildfire tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills. (Image: AP)

A weather vane stands amid charred cars and property in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, after a wildfire tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills. (Image: AP)

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 Sgt. Nathan Lyberger, of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, carries a bag with human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Sgt. Nathan Lyberger, of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, carries a bag with human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Deputy Coroner Justin Sponhaltz, of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, recovers human remains found at a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Deputy Coroner Justin Sponhaltz, of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, recovers human remains found at a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga, California. (Image: AP)

As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga, California. (Image: AP)

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 Charred property is seen in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after a wildfire tore through the area in Agoura Hills, California. Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

Charred property is seen in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after a wildfire tore through the area in Agoura Hills, California. Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of a hand crew work on the fire line on a hillside in West Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Members of a hand crew work on the fire line on a hillside in West Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 Marsha Maus, who has lived in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park for 15 years, looks through her charred belongings after wildfires tore through her neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Marsha Maus, who has lived in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park for 15 years, looks through her charred belongings after wildfires tore through her neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 Anthropology students observe as human remains are recovered from a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Anthropology students observe as human remains are recovered from a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Donna Phillips shows a charred Route 66 sign she found among the possessions of her friend Marsha Maus after wildfires tore through the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park in Agoura Hills, California. Maus has been a resident of the neighborhood for 15 years. (Image: AP)

Donna Phillips shows a charred Route 66 sign she found among the possessions of her friend Marsha Maus after wildfires tore through the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park in Agoura Hills, California. Maus has been a resident of the neighborhood for 15 years. (Image: AP)

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 This photo shows a mailbox, one of few that is left on a property in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California.(Image: AP)

This photo shows a mailbox, one of few that is left on a property in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California.(Image: AP)

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 A burned out vehicle sits in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

A burned out vehicle sits in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after wildfires tore through the neighborhood in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 Deputy Coroner Justin Sponhaltz of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, carries a bag with human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Deputy Coroner Justin Sponhaltz of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, carries a bag with human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter looks through a home destroyed by the Camp Fire where human remains were found in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

A firefighter looks through a home destroyed by the Camp Fire where human remains were found in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Officials stand over human remains at a burned out home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Officials stand over human remains at a burned out home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Sgt. Nathan Lyberger of the Yuba County Sheriff Department, prepares a bag to move human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Sgt. Nathan Lyberger of the Yuba County Sheriff Department, prepares a bag to move human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters stand over human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

Firefighters stand over human remains found at a burned out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (Image: AP)

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 Ricky Alvarado looks over the charred remains of his home at the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after the neighborhood was devastated by wildfires in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Ricky Alvarado looks over the charred remains of his home at the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after the neighborhood was devastated by wildfires in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 A burned out hot tub and a fireplace are all that remains of a house in Point Dume, Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

A burned out hot tub and a fireplace are all that remains of a house in Point Dume, Malibu, California. (Image: AP)

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 Santos Alvarado and his son Ricky search for belongings at their destroyed home at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park following devastating wildfires in the area in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Santos Alvarado and his son Ricky search for belongings at their destroyed home at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park following devastating wildfires in the area in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

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 Ricky Alvarado is framed by a hole in his roof as he looks over the charred remains of his home at the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after the neighborhood was devastated by wildfire in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)

Ricky Alvarado is framed by a hole in his roof as he looks over the charred remains of his home at the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park after the neighborhood was devastated by wildfire in Agoura Hills, California. (Image: AP)