Spectacular Portraits From Ravaging Southern California Wildfires

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Southern California residents face changing confusion as several fast-moving wildfires continue to engulf tens of thousands of acres while destroying dozens of residences in its path.

Flames destroyed the hills circumventing Interstate 405 near Los Angeles’ famed Getty Center early Wednesday, with the fire igniting up the high-pitched terrain in a horrifying, apocalyptic-like presentation. The blaze pressured the closure of part of the heavily traveled north-south freeway.

In haunting photos, rows of residences are verified razed to the soil in Ventura County, where the largest of the fervours has engulf more than 50,000 acres since Monday night.

Overall, more than 68,000 acres are estimated to have been charred across Southern California this week. As of Wednesday morning , no fatalities had been reported from the fires.

Other epitomes show residents helplessly huddled together on a street corner, a homeowner urgently trying to asphyxiate ignites with grunge and a teenager with day-old puppies evacuating a neighborhood.

Check out the slideshow below.

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Thick smoke billows along Foothill Boulevard as the Creek Fire scorches heavy brush in Los Angeles’ Sylmar neighborhood on Dec. 5, 2017.

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A structure ignites on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles’ Shadow Hills neighborhood.

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Wearing his Christmas garb, Justin Ekback stands in front of one of the multi-million dollar dwellings destroyed in Ventura County by a wildfire on Dec. 5.

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A firefighter goes into position to duel the Creek wildfire as a home is engulfed in flames in Shadow Hills.

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Local occupants react as several residences ignite on a hillside in Ventura County.

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Amanda Leon and her husband, Johnny Leon, watch as firefighters push to save dwellings in Ventura County.

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Carolyn Potter tries to save her house from the ignites as she hurls grime on her fence in Ventura County’s Casita Springs parish.

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Emergency gangs obstruct a road as flares spread in Ventura County.

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Kayla Jackson, 15, cradles one-day age-old puppies as she rescues them from a friend’s house in the Little Mountain area of San Bernardino County.

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The Creek wildfire ignites into the nighttime in the Shadow Hills vicinity.

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Horses are passed from chance in Shadow Hills.

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A structure is amply engulfed by flares in Shadow Hills.

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Cars drive around Lake Casitas in Venture County as the Thomas wildfire combs in the border mountains.

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A house flames along the path of the Thomas wildfire in Casita Springs.

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A real estate sign was just to be affected by a fuel that burned a home to the floor in Ventura County.


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