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When the house next door turns to ash

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

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.

Thomas Fire grows slightly; now at 15 percent containment

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Southern California's largest fire grew has scorched 155,000 acres, but crews succeeded at keeping containment at 15 percent.

Firefighters had to step aside as winds powered SoCal infernos

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Once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop walls of flame that forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee from their homes.

Lilac Fire holds steady overnight

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A fire burning in northern San Diego County held steady at 4,100 acres overnight, with crews increasing containment to 20 percent.

Rye Fire containment increases to 80 percent

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Containment of a fire in the Santa Clarita area increased overnight, according to an early Saturday morning Cal Fire update.

Creek Fire containment now at 80 percent

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The fire destroyed 56 residential buildings and damaged 45 others since breaking out Tuesday morning, four miles east of Sylmar.

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as the Lilac Fire closed in

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Workers estimate that 30 to 40 horses died at San Luis Rey Downs when the Lilac Fire roared through the area and set their barns on fire.

Federal appeals judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual harassment

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Kozinski says he's sorry his staffers were offended. This is the same judge who once who unwittingly posted porn on his public website.