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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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Thomas Fire burns 50,500 acres, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate

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The Thomas Fire broke out Monday near Santa Paula has grown wildly to almost 80 square miles, burning more than 150 structures. About 38,000 people have been evacuated.

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How to get notified about fire evacuations in your area

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Each county in Southern California has its own way of doing things. Here’s a list of emergency alert systems to sign up for so you’ll always be in the know.

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Rye Fire in Santa Clarita spreads to 5,000 acres

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A brush fire that started around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Santa Clarita has quickly spread. Rye Canyon Loop, Travel Village, Blacksmith Drive and Alta Vista have been evacuated, and 1,300 homes in the Westridge Community are being evacuated.

Creek Fire may be the last straw for one blaze-tested couple

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Thousands of people and hundreds of animals were forced from the area north of the 210 Freeway as the Creek Fire spread. For people like the Eckers, the danger of fire might be greater than the charms of life in the hills.

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