Powerhouse Fire Explodes North of Los Angeles

A fire that started Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the north LA city of Santa Clarita ripped through a large swath of the Angeles National Forest as it approached the high-desert city of Lancaster. These are images from the Powerhouse Fire.

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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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The Powerhouse Fire north of Los Angeles continued to rage over the weekend and into the next week after it began May 31, 2013.
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Five to six structures were lost in the Powerhouse Fire, officials said Monday, June 3, 2013.
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About 15 structures overall were damaged in the Powerhouse Fire as of Monday, June 3, 2013.
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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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Fire in the Lake Hughes area.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Smoke rises from a forest burning in the Powerhouse fire on June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A firefighter mans a hose as the Powerhouse fire closes in around the Canyon Creek Complex sports camp during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Sparks fly from a hollowed tree burning within during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house is spared from the surrounding burning forest during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Fire surrounds Lake Elizabeth during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A firefighter investigates a scene during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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The ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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The ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A night heron roosts over Lakes Hughes as the ruins of a lakefront house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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The ruins of a lakefront house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolders on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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The ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolders on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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LAKE HUGHES, CA - JUNE 2: The ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolders on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolders on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Lakefront houses near Lake Hughes burn in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Lakefront houses near Lake Hughes burn in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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Lakefront houses near Lake Hughes burn in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California. The 19,500-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes overnight. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far.
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