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Can traffic keep flowing during emergencies?

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| Hundreds of thousands of cars traverse the Sepulveda Pass every day, so the 405 freeway closure due to the Skirball Fire caused massive backups.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

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At least 15 structures have been damaged or destroyed since the fire began early Wednesday morning. LAFD estimates that 46,000 people are being affected.

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Creek Fire grows to 12,605 acres, containment holds at 5 percent

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Acreage grew but containment stayed the same at 5 percent as of Wednesday evening. More than 150,000 residents have been evacuated and about 30 structures have been lost.

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How to protect yourself from poor air quality during the fires

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When there's smoke in the air due to wildfires, there are different actions you can take to protect yourself. Staying indoors and wearing masks just isn't enough.

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Rye Fire scorches 7,000 acres in Santa Clarita

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The Rye Fire, which broke out Tuesday morning in Santa Clarita, has burned 7,000 acres and is currently five percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

What you should have in your emergency bag

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What should be in my go bag? “Things you cannot live without,” said Capt. Erica Arteseros of San Francisco’s Fire Department.

Thomas Fire in Ventura approaches Ojai, grows to 90,000 acres

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The largest and most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California forced new evacuations and almost reached the ocean Wednesday.

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2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

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Severe wind events like this week's Santa Anas have been the primary factor in making this year's fires the most destructive and deadliest ever.

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'We didn't have time to pack anything': Stories from the Thomas Fire

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Ventura residents never thought wildfire would upend the sense of security and stability they had placed in their neighborhoods until flames were at the door.

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