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Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging

Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still RagingMore than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.



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'We're Still Anxious.' Firefighters Continue to Battle Growing California Wildfires

'We're Still Anxious.' Firefighters Continue to Battle Growing California WildfiresThe fire has become the fifth largest in California history



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California wildfires: Fears for avocado harvest as fires devastate top fruit-growing region

California wildfires: Fears for avocado harvest as fires devastate top fruit-growing regionWildfires in southern California have decimated a large area of the region’s famed avocado crop. Experts said even those farms that were not directly impacted by the blaze may have suffered devastating losses due to the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that blow out of the California desert, knocking avocados from the trees with gusts up to 80 miles per hour. “A lot of the fruit everybody was looking forward to harvesting next year is laying on the ground,” said John Krist, chief executive of the Ventura County Farm Bureau.



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First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires Confirmed

First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires ConfirmedMedical officials confirmed the first fire-related fatality in Southern California’s most recent spate of wildfires to HuffPost on Saturday.



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Southern California wildfires leave 800 structures in ashes

Southern California wildfires leave 800 structures in ashesWhile some evacuees were told it was safe to return home others are now being forced to flee their homes as 8,500 firefighters battle quickly moving flames around the clock in Southern California.



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Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow

Weather eases the battle as California wildfires growBy Alex Dobuzinskis VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes. Forecasters predicted weather would continue to challenge the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling fast-moving blazes for five days from the San Diego area up the Pacific Coast to Santa Barbara County. The fires killed at least one person, destroyed 500 structures, hurt six people and injured four firefighters.



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No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfires

No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfiresBy Alex Dobuzinskis VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community. Forecasters predicted weather would continue to challenge the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling fast-moving blazes for five days from the San Diego area up the Pacific Coast to Santa Barbara County. At least 500 structures have been destroyed, six people hurt, four firefighters injured and 212,000 people forced to flee their homes.



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California's Wildfires This Year Have Been Breaking Records

California's Wildfires This Year Have Been Breaking RecordsCalifornia has experienced one of the worst years on record for wildfires.



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Why are ferocious wildfires plaguing southern California?

Why are ferocious wildfires plaguing southern California?A combination of short and longer-term events have conspired to spark a ring of fires that have dotted the Los Angeles area



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500 Horses Seen Galloping for Their Lives as Training Facility Falls Victim to California Wildfires

500 Horses Seen Galloping for Their Lives as Training Facility Falls Victim to California WildfiresThe horses were released after the stables went up in flames.



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