Photos: Hill Fire Burns Thousands of Acres Amid Santa Ana Winds

A brush fire burning Thursday afternoon quickly scorched thousands of acres in Ventura County, forcing mandatory evacuations and a closure of the 101 Freeway.

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U.S. Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service was providing assistance to the crews on Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
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Victor Decolongon/Getty Images
Bikers ride south on the Santa Monica bike path through Santa Monica Beach while smoke from the Hill Fire in the background drifts over Santa Monica Bay on Nov. 9, 2018, in Santa Monica, California.
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Victor Decolongon/Getty Images
Surfers and swimmers at Santa Monica Beach take to the water while smoke from the Hill Fire in the background drifts over Santa Monica Bay on Nov. 9, 2018, in Santa Monica, California.
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U.S. Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service was providing assistance to the crews on Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
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Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images
The Hill Fire burns in the hills west of Conejo Center Drive in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018.
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AP
Plumes of smoke loom in the sky several miles away, seen behind a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as a wind-driven wildfire known as the Hill fire threatens the area late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2018. This is a few miles from the scene of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
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Courtesy of family
A view of the Hill Fire from a Newbury Park neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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Aliya-Jasmine Sovani
A view of the Hill Fire from the 101 Freeway on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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Van Eaton Galleries
An aerial view of the Hill Fire from NewsChopper 4 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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Morgan Hashiguchi
The Hill fire as viewed from Newbury Park.
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Allie Spillyards, NBC5
A view of the 101 Freeway as the California Highway Patrol tried to safely get all traffic off the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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CHP Moorpark
A view of the 101 Freeway as the California Highway Patrol tried to safely get all traffic off the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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DuPage County Sheriff's Dept.
A view of the 101 Freeway as the California Highway Patrol tried to safely get all traffic off the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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Smoke from both the Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire could be seen south of the National Weather Service's office in Oxnard on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
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