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Skirball Fire: Some mandatory evacuations lifted

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| Officials said Thursday morning that cooperative wind conditions have helped keep the fire from growing. Winds ranging from 20 to 25 miles per hour are expected in the area.

Lilac Fire grows to 4,100 acres; Gov. Brown declares state of emergency

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The Lilac Fire is currently at 4,100 acres with 0 percent containment, according to Cal Fire.

Creek Fire: Acreage grows to 15,323, containment grows to 20 percent

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was glad to give some better news Thursday afternoon, as most mandatory evacuations were lifted.

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Thomas Fire grows to 115,000 acres, destroying 439 homes and buildings

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The Thomas Fire continued to grow Thursday, as it spread over the Ventura County line into Santa Barbara County. The number of homes and other buildings destroyed saw a large increase over previously available estimates.

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LA firefighters using drones for the first time

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The drones will be used to assess property damage and locate hot spots, says L.A. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.

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Why fires are becoming California's new reality

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The wildfires consuming parts of Southern California are becoming a new normal for the state, climatologists say. They're driven by a warming ocean, high winds and drought.

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Liberty Fire burns 300 acres in Murrieta, with 5 percent containment

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A fire quickly jumped from 20 acres burned into the hundreds in the unincorporated Riverside County area of Murrieta on Thursday afternoon. The vegetation fire was burning at a "moderate to rapid rate," according to Cal Fire Riverside.

Rye Fire rises to 25 percent containment, stays at 7,000 acres

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Containment for the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita rose to 25 percent Thursday evening, as firefighters held the fire lines at 7,000 acres all day, according to Cal Fire.

Ventura councilman says hundreds of homes destroyed in fire

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On Thursday, a Ventura city councilman updated a two-day-old tally of the number of homes destroyed by the county's devastating Thomas Fire.