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These Photos Show Just How Terrifying The Fires Are In California

Tens of thousands of Californians have been forced to evacuate as massive wildfires fanned by winds continue to burn through the state's arid landscape.

Posted on October 28, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. ET

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Approximately 180,000 people have been ordered to evacuate as the massive Kincade and Tick fires threaten arid regions of both Northern and Southern California. In an effort to reduce the risk of sparking additional fires, Pacific Gas and Electric has shut off the power to nearly 3 million Californians in those regions. According to California fire authorities, the Kincade fire is only 5% contained as of Monday morning and has destroyed 66,000 acres of wildlife and property, while the Tick fire burned approximately 4,600 acres in Los Angeles County last week.

Early Monday morning, a new fire fanned by Santa Ana winds erupted in near the Getty museum and the 405 freeway, destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands.

These pictures show how these massive wildfires are affecting the people and wildlife of California.

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A crew of inmate firefighters walk through a field toward operations to suppress the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, Oct. 26.

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Fire explodes out the entrance of the Soda Rock Winery during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, Oct. 27.

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Firefighters prepare to suppress the Kincade fire outside Santa Rosa, Oct. 28.

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Firefighters attempt to save a home from the Tick fire in Canyon Country, Oct. 24.

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A firefighter uses a flashlight to survey a building's perimeter during the Kincade fire at the Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, Oct. 27.

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The Soda Rock Winery burns in Healdsburg, Oct. 27.

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Fire and embers blow around a burned utility truck during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg, Oct. 27.

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A Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter looks up toward the Palisades fire as it advances downhill in Los Angeles, Oct. 21.

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A firefighter walks through a burned property after the Kincade fire tore through Healdsburg, Oct. 27.

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Firefighters hose down a burning house during the Tick fire near Santa Clarita, Oct. 25.

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Traffic is backed up heading south on Highway 101 during mandatory evacuations in Windsor, Oct. 26.

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Ray Gaitan carries personal items as he evacuates Windsor, Oct. 26.

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A woman evacuates with her pets in Canyon Country, Oct. 24.

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Dirk Collins helps evacuate his brother Darin from their home in Healdsburg, Oct. 26.

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People attempt to get a frightened horse into a trailer as the Tick fire burns in Canyon Country, Oct. 24.

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Firefighter Mickey Chizek helps evacuate a herd of alpacas as the Kincade fire approaches their enclosure in Sonoma County, Oct. 27.

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A sheep lies next to a water bucket with severe burns to its legs from the Tick fire in Santa Clarita, Oct. 25.

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Members of a Santa Clara County Fire Department strike team listen to Battalion Chief Matt Brown during a briefing before deployment, Oct. 26.

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A firefighting aircraft makes a pass near Geyserville, Oct. 25.

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Firefighters set a backfire on a hillside near Healdsburg, Oct. 26.

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Firefighters set a backfire along a hillside near power lines in Healdsburg, Oct. 26.

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Onlookers take photos as a firefighting helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire threatening the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, Oct. 21.

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A firefighter hops over a locked gate while working the Tick fire in Canyon Country, Oct. 24.

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Firefighters walk toward the Tick fire as it burns in Canyon Country, Oct. 24.

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A fire-damaged sign on Highway 14 during the Tick fire near Santa Clarita, Oct. 25.


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