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Photo Ed: California fires destroy 1,000 homes
Wildfires hop-scotched around Southern California on Sunday although calmer winds slowed flames that have destroyed almost 1,000 houses, forced tens of thousands to evacuate and turned some neighborhoods into scenes resembling war zones. (UPDATED)

Photo Ed: California fires destroy 1,000 homes

 

Firefighters work to put out a fire burning alongside a road near Carbon Canyon park in Brea, California November 16, 2008. Los Angeles firefighters on Sunday battled wind-whipped blazes raging around the second-largest U.S. city that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people into shelters.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni 

 

 

 

Fire Department vehicles are seen as a fire burns alongside a road near Carbon Canyon park in Brea, California November 16, 2008. Los Angeles firefighters on Sunday battled wind-whipped blazes raging around the second-largest U.S. city that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people into shelters.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

 

 

Flames burn on both sides of Interstate 5 during a wind-driven wildfire in the Sylmar community of Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. The fire caused residents to flee, forced a hospital to evacuate and destroyed an untold number of homes. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

 

 

The Oakridge Mobile Home Park smolders after a wind-whipped wildfire swept through the Sylmar section of Los Angeles on November 15, 2008. As firefighters tackled the Montecito blaze, a fresh fire erupted near Sylmar in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles late November 14, destroying at least three homes and forcing the evacuation of patients from a hospital.     AFP PHOTO

 

 

Firefighters fight the blaze on one of the last remaining structures in the Oakridge Mobile Home Park after a wildfire swept through, in the Sylmar section of Los Angeles, California , on November 15, 2008. As firefighters tackled the Montecito blaze, a fresh fire erupted near Sylmar in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles late November 14, destroying at least three homes and forcing the evacuation of patients from a hospital.    

 

An airplane drops flame retardant on a home as fire burns in Diamond Bar, California November 16, 2008. Los Angeles firefighters on Sunday battled wind-whipped blazes raging around the second-largest U.S. city that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people into shelters. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

An airplane drops flame retardant on homes as a fire burns in Diamond Bar, California November 16, 2008. Los Angeles firefighters on Sunday battled wind-whipped blazes raging around the second-largest U.S. city that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people into shelters. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Firefighters sleep on a sidewalk on Carbon Canyon in Brea, California November 16, 2008. Los Angeles firefighters on Sunday battled wind-whipped blazes raging around the second-largest U.S. city that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people into shelters. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

Firefighters fight flames in Granada Hills, Calif. on  Saturday morning, Nov. 15, 2008 as they battle the Sayre fire.  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued an emergency declaration for the Sayre fire in Los Angeles County. His office says it has damaged or destroyed more than 165 homes. (AP Photo/Daily News, Andy Holzman)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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