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These Haunting Photos Show Animals Fleeing The Massive California Wildfires

At least nine people have been killed and thousands of structures destroyed as wildfires in California force people — and animals — to seek shelter.

Posted on November 9, 2018, at 10:41 p.m. ET

Three major wildfires burning in California have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, which has also meant an exodus of animals escaping the flames.

In Northern California, the Camp fire had killed at least nine people as of Friday and scorched more than 6,700 structures, making it the most destructive in state history.

Meanwhile, less than 24 hours after a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, more than 200,000 residents in Southern California were ordered to flee their homes as the Woolsey and the Hill fires tore though the region.

But mass evacuations meant everything from pet dogs to farm animals and wildlife have also needed to find respite, making for dramatic pictures.

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Officer Randy Law tends to a rescued horse as the Camp fire burns in Paradise, California.

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A dog watches from a car in Malibu as flames from the Woolsey fire approach the coastal city.

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Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey fire comes down the hill.

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A dog sits on a woman’s lap as hospital workers and first responders evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital near Paradise, California.

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An owl sits on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey fire approaches.

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Sophie McKeown and others feed their horses along the seawall at an evacuation area at Zuma Beach in Malibu.

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Dogs roam burned-out neighborhoods as the Camp fire tears through Paradise.

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Evacuated goats from the Woolsey fire are held in the back of a pickup truck at Zuma beach in Malibu.

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Staff at the Los Angeles Zoo move birds into an indoor classroom to protect them from the smoke from a wildfire burning nearby in Griffith Park.

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Horses are tied to lifeguard booths on the beach in Malibu.

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Cathy Fallon pets her dog Shiloh at their home Friday in Paradise. Shiloh was burned when a wildfire scorched the property, burning down Fallon's home.

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A donkey is seen tied to a road sign during the Camp Fire near Big Bend.

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Cal Fire Captain Steve Millosovich carries a cage full of cats that were found in the road after the Camp Fire moved through the area on Friday.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.