2018 California Wildfires in Photos

Brush fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California.

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Jerry Cowart
A view of the Woolsey Fire at El Scorpion Canyon Park, California.
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Sean Zeineddine
The Woolsey Fire burns Nov. 9, 2018 in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
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The Charlie fire in Castaic quickly grew to over 1,000 acres on Saturday Sept. 23, 2018.
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LODOGA, CA - AUGUST 08: Smoke from the Mendocino Complex fire hangs over a valley on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 300,000 acres charred and at least 115 homes destroyed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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LODOGA, CA - AUGUST 08: Trees burned by the Mendocino Complex fire stand in a field on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 300,000 acres charred and at least 115 homes destroyed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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AP
A home leveled by the Delta Fire rests in a clearing in Pollard Flat area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Steph
The Holy fire started Monday Aug. 6, 2018 in Cleveland National Forest and burned in Orange and Riverside counties.
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Firefighters with CalFire's Shasta-Trinity Unit extinguish flames near State Highway 299 while battling the Carr Fire on July 30, 2018 near Redding, California. (Photo by Terray Sylvester/Getty Images)
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LAKEPORT, CA - JULY 31: A West Covina firefighter pulls hose away from a horse barn that burns as the River Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. The River Fire has burned over 27,000 acres, destroyed 7 homes and stands at 8 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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LAKEPORT, CA - JULY 31: A resident pushes personal belonging in a wheelbarrow as she evacuates ahead of the River Fire on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. The River Fire has burned over 27,000 acres, destroyed seven homes and stands at only eight percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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AP/Joshua Daskin, File
Hannah Whyatt poses for a friend's photo as smoke from the Ferguson fire fills Yosemite Valley, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite National Park by noon Wednesday, as firefighters battled to contain a huge wildfire just to the west that has threatened the park's forest and sent up smoke that obscured grand vistas of waterfalls and sheer granite faces. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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A home burns Wednesday July 26, 2018 in the mountain of Riverside County.
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Noah Berger/AP
Flames from the Ferguson Fire burn down a hillside in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
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NBC7
A house burns July 6, 2018 as a wildfire tears through the San Diego County community of Alpine.
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California Highway Patrol via AP
In this photo released July 6, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, Calif.
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KSBY
Cars smolder after a fire tore through Goleta July 6, 2018.
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KNBC-TV
A brush fire that spread from a box truck climbed a hillside Friday July 6, 2018 near the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass.
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Noah Berger/AP
An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire above the Spring Lakes community on Sunday, June 24, 2018, near Clearlake Oaks, California.
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A fire threatened homes in the Beverly Crest area Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
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A view of the South Fire burn area Saturday June 9, 2018 in Newhall.
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Palmdale Sheriff
A plume from a fire in Agua Dulce could be seen for miles on Monday, June 4, 2018.
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KNBC-TV
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jennifer
Smoke from a fire in Aliso Viejo behind village cottages
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David Fabian
Firefighters scoping the area amid the Wood Canyon fire Firefighters from the Garden Grove Fire Department assessing the area on the Aliso Viejo side of the Wood Canyon fire and planning their next course of action.
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A view of the Aliso fire in Orange County.
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Ken, Laguna Niguel
Wood Canyon Fire Sign in foreground says it all
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Craig de Pfyffer
A view of the Laguna Beach fire.
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Courtesy CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department
A brush fire burned hundreds of acres in Winchester May 17, 2017.
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Toni Guinyard
A brush fire broke out in Burbank on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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