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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.

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.

How you can help Southern California wildfire victims

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Thousands of people have been displaced as several wildfires have scorched Southern California this week. Here's a list of resources on how to help them.

Want to know how bad the air is in SoCal? Take a look

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The county health department issued an unhealthy air warning on Thursday due to the Creek and Skirball fires. Check out a couple of ways to see how dirty the air is around you.

Thomas Fire grows to the size of Detroit

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The wildfire burning in Ventura County is more than 96,000 acres as of Thursday morning.

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