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In pictures: Wildfires clobber California again

Updated : 2020-10-28 12:06:29

Wildfires roared through hills in Southern California, pushed by the region's whipping Santa Ana winds that often fuel flames in October.

Wildfires roared through hills in Southern California, pushed by the region's whipping Santa Ana winds that often fuel flames in October. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Wildfires roared through hills in Southern California, pushed by the region's whipping Santa Ana winds that often fuel flames in October. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The fires, driven by little moisture and ferocious wind, drew dangerously close to homes, forcing tens of thousands to flee and spreading smoke over highways and neighbourhoods. Two firefighters have been critically injured, and crews worked Tuesday to gain control.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The fires, driven by little moisture and ferocious wind, drew dangerously close to homes, forcing tens of thousands to flee and spreading smoke over highways and neighbourhoods. Two firefighters have been critically injured, and crews worked Tuesday to gain control.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The two fires around the Orange County cities of Irvine and Yorba Linda come during a wildfire season that peaked early. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The two fires around the Orange County cities of Irvine and Yorba Linda come during a wildfire season that peaked early. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October and November are traditionally the worst months for fires, but blazes have already burned a record amount of land throughout California while causing deaths and destroying people's houses and businesses. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
October and November are traditionally the worst months for fires, but blazes have already burned a record amount of land throughout California while causing deaths and destroying people's houses and businesses. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
Firefighters work flames from the Silverado fire atop a hill above homes in Foothill Ranch. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
Firefighters work flames from the Silverado fire atop a hill above homes in Foothill Ranch. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
A firefighter pauses for a moment as smoke from the Blue Ridge Fire rises near California. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter pauses for a moment as smoke from the Blue Ridge Fire rises near California. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Blue Ridge Fire burns next to California 71. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Blue Ridge Fire burns next to California 71. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Herman Termeer, 54, stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Herman Termeer, 54, stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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