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Thomas Fire containment hits 20 percent as acres burned hit 231,700

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| The fire has destroyed 869 buildings, according to the latest totals. There are 18,000 structures that remain under threat.

LA Metro construction unearths mammoth fossils

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Since work on the Purple Line extension began in 2014, fossilized remains have routinely turned up from creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age.

Unprotected farm workers toiled in fields during Thomas Fire

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Advocates for the field hands say the employees worked in smoky conditions without protective masks, which are not explicitly required under state labor safety rules.

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No Place Like LA: David and the weirdos of Long Beach

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David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal.

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Lilac Fire stays 60 percent contained

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Crews continue to make progress on the fire, which has burned 4,100 acres in northern San Diego County. All evacuation orders have been lifted and all roads have been reopened.

Thomas Fire rages, could become 5th largest in California history

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Winds fueled the westward spread of the massive wildfire into Santa Barbara County, triggering new evacuations. The fire has burned through 200,000 acres — and that number will probably rise.

Creek and Rye fires almost completely contained

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As of Sunday morning, both fires were 90 percent contained and all evacuation orders had been lifted.

When the house next door turns to ash

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It's eerily quiet in Clearpoint, a Ventura neighborhood where the Thomas Fire destroyed dozens of homes.

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Skirball Fire reaches 75 percent containment

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The Skirball Fire burning in the Bel Air area was 75 percent contained by Saturday afternoon, with most — but not all — evacuation orders lifted.