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.
A wildfire burns along the oceanside 101 Freeway in Ventura.
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.
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.
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.
A brush fire moving with the wind scatters embers in a residential neighborhood in Ventura.
Burning palm trees in Ventura.
A mansion burns in Ventura.
A home in Ventura.
Remnants of a burned-down home.
A real estate sign next to the remains of a destroyed home.
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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