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28 Photos That Take You Inside California Wildfires’ Destruction

Firefighters battle to save one of many homes burning in an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo: Gene Blevins/ Reuters/Newscom)

Wildfires in Southern California aided by wind have driven 200,000 from their homes, and have forced schools throughout the area to close.

The largest fire started in Santa Paula, California, on Monday, but there are now five separate fires.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the destruction California is facing.

“Daddy. The home is gone,” says Amanda Lewis of the home on Colina Vista in Ventura where she grew up. Lewis called her family after checking on the home on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, after the Thomas Fire raged through her parents’ foothill neighborhood. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Flames from the Skirball Fire spread on a hillside in a wealthy neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles, California, Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo: Gene Blevins/Reuters/Newscom)

La Canada, California—Los Angeles County firefighters from Station 28 attack a fire that broke out Wednesday morning at the Wildlife Waystation at the Creek Fire which has burned more than 11,000 acres and destroyed at least 30 structures. (Photo: David Crane/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—Herjit Sing sheds a tear after being evacuated from his home on La Tierra Way during the Creek Fire on Tuesday. The Creek Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres and destroyed at least 30 structures. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—Firefighters try to save homes in Santiago Estates during the wind-driven Creek Fire. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

 

A house engulfed in flames as the Creek Fire burns in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 5, 2017. The raging fire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds has burned more than 11,000 acres. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)

La Canada, California—Horses are evacuated along Osborne Street at the Creek Fire Tuesday morning. (Photo: David Crane/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—Robert Romero evacuates his home in Santiago Estates as firefighters try to save homes during the wind-driven Creek Fire. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Nancy O’Rode looks over her husband Benjamin’s paint area on Wednesday, Dec. 6, after the Thomas Fire burned through their Ventura neighborhood on Colina Vista. The couple, who met in the Peace Corps, said, ”We were used to living with very little but were out of practice.” (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Santa Paula, California—A burned bike remains at a burned-out home from the Thomas Fire on Wheeler Canyon Road. (Photo: Hans Gutknecht/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Ventura, California—Mariglo Esherick, 44, contemplates her loss as fire crews pour water on the smoldering embers that are all that remain of her home. Esherick, a single mother of four, stood in her sandals, wearing the only clothes she now owns: her down jacket, T-shirt, and sweat pants. (Photo: John Mccoy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Benjamin Rode looks to see what is left of his paint supplies at him and his wife Nancy’s home on Colina Vista in Ventura on Wednesday, Dec. 6, after the Thomas Fire burned through the neighborhood. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

A building on the vineyard estate of media mogul Rupert Murdoch catches fire during the Skirball Fire in Bel Air, a wealthy neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles, California, Dec. 6. (Photo: Gene Blevins/Reuters/Newscom)

A holiday decoration adorns a light post as a home burns in Santiago Estates during the wind-driven Creek Fire in Sylmar on Tuesday, Dec. 5. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

The Creek Fire burns in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)

A wildfire burns a vehicle in Santa Paula, California, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Authorities say the fire has claimed one life, charred 10,000 acres, and has destroyed multiple structures. (Photo: Chine Nouvelle/SIPA/Newscom)

Residents look at a firefighting helicopter as the Creek Fire burns in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)

The Creek Fire burns in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—One of many horse left behind as an early-morning major alarm brush fire broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar Tuesday. (Photo: Gene Blevins/Polaris/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—A local man copes and prays after an early-morning major alarm brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar Tuesday. (Photo: Gene Blevins/Polaris/Newscom)

Sylmar, California—One of many homes destroyed after an early-morning major alarm brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar Tuesday. (Photo: Gene Blevins/Polaris/Newscom)

Ventura, California—Homes burn from the Thomas Fire in Ventura, California, on Dec. 5. (Photo: Patrick Fallon/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

People take photos after an early-morning major alarm brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar Tuesday. (Photo: Gene Blevins/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

A group of residents look toward a fire beginning behind a cemetery during the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, California. (Photo: Morgan Lieberman/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Ventura, California—Cars seen driving past the Thomas Fire on Highway 1 in Ventura County. (Photo: Neal Waters/ZUMA Press/Newscom)