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These Photos Show Just How Terrifying The Fires Are In California

Residents across Southern California evacuated as multiple fast-moving brush fires closed in.

Last updated on December 6, 2017, at 4:35 p.m. ET

Posted on December 5, 2017, at 4:45 p.m. ET

A home is destroyed in Ventura, California, on Dec. 5.
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A home is destroyed in Ventura, California, on Dec. 5.

A wildfire burns along the oceanside 101 Freeway in Ventura.
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A wildfire burns along the oceanside 101 Freeway in Ventura.

Flames advance down a hillside near the Springs of Life Church in Casitas Springs.
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Flames advance down a hillside near the Springs of Life Church in Casitas Springs.

John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from the embers as they try to help stop a fire from burning a stranger's home in Ventura, California.
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John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from the embers as they try to help stop a fire from burning a stranger's home in Ventura, California.

A family packs up and evacuates as a brushfire gets closer to their home in Ventura, California.
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A family packs up and evacuates as a brushfire gets closer to their home in Ventura, California.

Thick smoke blankets homes along the beach in Ventura.
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Thick smoke blankets homes along the beach in Ventura.

Remnants of a burned-down home as a brush fire continues to threaten other homes.
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Remnants of a burned-down home as a brush fire continues to threaten other homes.

The Hawaiian Gardens apartment complex burns as brush fires move quickly with the Santa Ana winds.
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The Hawaiian Gardens apartment complex burns as brush fires move quickly with the Santa Ana winds.

A brush fire moving with the wind scatters embers in a residential neighborhood in Ventura.
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A brush fire moving with the wind scatters embers in a residential neighborhood in Ventura.

Burning palm trees in Ventura.
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Burning palm trees in Ventura.

A mansion burns in Ventura.
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A mansion burns in Ventura.

A home in Ventura.
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A home in Ventura.

Remnants of a burned-down home.
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Remnants of a burned-down home.

A real estate sign next to the remains of a destroyed home.
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A real estate sign next to the remains of a destroyed home.

The remains of incinerated homes.
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The remains of incinerated homes.

Paul Mattesich hands a jar to his wife, Erica Mattesich, while sifting through rubble at his family's Ventura home.
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Paul Mattesich hands a jar to his wife, Erica Mattesich, while sifting through rubble at his family's Ventura home.


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