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  • Patricia Hampton wipes away tears on her cot at the county fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017. Wildfires menacing the greater Los Angeles area have forced thousands of evacuations; Hampton lost her home on Monday. "Whenever I think about it I start crying," she said.
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  • Fire personnel drive along West Lilac Road as the Lilac Fire burns near Bonsall, Calif., Dec. 7. 2017.
    K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP
  • Firefighters work to extinguish the Thomas Fire as it burns past the 101 Highway towards the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017.
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  • The Thomas Fire reaches the Northbound 101 freeway north of Ventura, Calif. As of late Dec. 6, the Thomas fire had grown to 96,000 acres and was 5 percent contained as the blaze continued to rage and caused more evacuations in Ventura County.
    (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Polaris
  • Jeff Lipscomb embraces his daughter Rachel, 11, as they stand over where her room was and see her burned collection of books after their home was destroyed in a fire in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.
    Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Polaris
  • A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter flies over the Skirball Fire which began early morning in Bel-Air, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.
    John Cetrino/EPA
  • Flames consume a home as a wildfire burns in Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2017.
    Noah Berger/AP
  • Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway on Dec. 7, 2017 north of Ventura, Calif. The firefighters occasionally used a flare device to burn-off brush close to the roadside. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
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  • NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik shared images of the Southern California wildfires taken from the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2017.
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  • Paul and Erica Mattesich embrace before sifting through rubble at their Ventura, Calif., home on Dec. 6, 2017. The family lost their house when the Thomas fire tore through their neighborhood on Colina Vista.
    Noah Berger/AP
  • A painting rescued by firefighters sits on the ground as they work to extinguish fires in a home during the Skirball Fire which began early morning in Bel-Air, Calif. Dec. 6, 2017.
    John Centrino/EPA
  • A firefighter walks out of a vineyard owned by Rupert Murdoch that was damaged by the Skirball fire near the Bel Air neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles, Dec. 6, 2017.
    Andrew Cullen/Reuters
  • Burnt cars lie among the ruins of the Hawaiian Village apartment complex that was destroyed by the Thomas Fire in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.
    Mike Nelson/EPA
  • Gordon Fischer rests in an evacuation center set up at the Ventura County Fairgrounds after he was displaced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.
    Mike Nelson/EPA
  • Firefighters remove furniture from a home destroyed in a wildfire in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, Dec. 6, 2017.
    Jae Hong/AP
  • A firefighter works to save burning houses as ash falls along Linda Flora Drive during the Skirball Fire in Los Angeles, Dec. 6, 2017. The "Skirball" fire ignited before 5 a.m. (1300 GMT) and quickly engulfed some 50 acres, with forecasters predicting the 25-mile-per-hour winds could cause further spreading, threatening multi-million dollar homes and the acclaimed Getty Center museum. / AFP PHOTO / Kyle GrillotKYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
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  • Los Angeles firefighters battle to contain flames to a burning home and prevent the fire's spread to adjoining properties in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2017.
    Reed Saxon/AP
  • Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017.
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  • Heavy smoke covers the seaside enclave of Mondos Beach beside the 101 highway as flames reach the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2017.
    Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
  • Brushfire near the 405 Freeway in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dec. 6, 2017.
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  • A Los Angeles County firefighter prepares to battle a hot spot on the "Creek Fire" in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2017.
    Chris Carlson/AP
  • Firefighters work to put out a blaze burning homes early on Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Authorities said the blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades.
    Ryan Cullom/Ventura County Fire Department via AP
  • Horse owners start to evacuate their horses as the Creek Fire intensifies on Foothill Blvd in Lake View Terrace, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017.
    Joe Lumaya/The Star via USA Today
  • A man watches as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2017.
    Noah Berger/AP
  • A man uses a hose to extinguish the Creek Fire as it burns along a hillside near homes and horses in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2017.
    Kyle Grillot/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Thomas Fire burns along a hillside near Santa Paula, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2017. More than a thousand firefighters were struggling to contain a wind-whipped brush fire in southern California on December 5 that has left at least one person dead, sent thousands fleeing, and was choking the area with thick black smoke. / AFP PHOTO / Kyle GrillotKYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
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  • Homes burned to the ground by the Thomas fire are viewed from a helicopter in Ventura County, Dec. 5, 2017, Ventura, Calif.
    Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Polaris
  • A wildfire threatens homes as it burns along the 101 Freeway Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif.
    AP
  • Smoke rises behind a leveled apartment complex as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017.
    Noah Berger/AP
  • A photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the Thomas Fire, which forced more than 25,000 people to evacuate Ventura, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017.
    Ventura County Fire Department/EPA
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