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PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Almost a week after the midterms, we check in on some of the state's still-undecided races. Plus, what newly elected House Democrats plan to do once they take office. And, the latest Hollywood news.

The wildfire raging along the Santa Monica Mountains

The Woolsey Fire has burned more than 90,000 acres. Two people have died and 370 structures have been destroyed. At this moment, firefighters say it's just 20 percent contained. The fire moved fast, forcing around 250,000 people to flee from Agoura Hills to Malibu. Yesterday, though, despite the fire being active in many spots and high winds kicking up some residents were able to go back home to neighborhoods around Thousand Oaks. 

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Why fires are becoming more destructive and intense

It's a repeated refrain in Southern California this weekend as the Woolsey Fire swept through neighborhoods from Thousand Oaks to Malibu moving from the 101 to the Pacific Ocean in a matter of hours. This is in addition to the massive, fast-moving Camp Fire up north that has killed 29 people. It's burned 113,000 acres and destroyed 6,700 structures. Wildfires seem to be burning more frequently and with more intensity. So what is going on?

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Woolsey Fire evacuee

The Woolsey and Hill fires have forced more than 250 thousand Southern Californians to evacuate their homes. While many are waiting to return home, some people have been given the green light to go back.

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Human Voter Guide

Some California midterm races have yet to be called. We check in for the latest ballot counts to see where things stand.

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On the Lot

From Malibu to the West Hills in San Fernando Valley 250,000 L-A county residents have been evacuated. But its flames have also touched some iconic sets in the entertainment world.

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