December 13, 2017 16:19 IST

Thousands flee massive Southern California wildfire

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A horse which was left behind after an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, is seen in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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People stand on a roof of a home illuminated with Christmas lights to watch wildfire on a hillside burn during the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara county near Carpinteria. Credit: Reuters
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Firefighters knock down flames as they advance on homes atop Shepherd Mesa Road in Carpinteria. Credit: Reuters
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A fire crew passes a burning home during a wind-driven wildfire in Ventura, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Embers blow from a tree shortly before it fell down near burned cars as strong winds push the Thomas Fire across thousands of acres near Santa Paula, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters