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    Fires Sweep Through Southern California

    They’re out of control. Tens of thousands have been evacuated as at least five separate fires ravage Southern California, bolstered by dry conditions and strong Santa Ana winds. More than 150 buildings have been destroyed in the city of Ventura alone. Parts of the state have experienced record temperatures throughout summer and fall, and dozens died in October when fires swept through Northern California’s wine country. Forecasters say SoCal residents shouldn’t expect respite in the coming days, as dry, windy weather will put the region in extreme fire danger until Thursday.

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