Jacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California, on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years earlier.
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In pictures: Wildfires tear across California

Updated 9:24 PM ET, Mon November 19, 2018

Jacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California, on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years earlier.
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Major wildfires in California have destroyed a record number of buildings and displaced more than 300,000 people.

In Northern California, residents have been forced to evacuate parts of Butte County after the deadly Camp Fire broke out Thursday, November 8, and burned through the town of Paradise. It's the most destructive wildfire in California history, and the deadliest.

The Woolsey Fire began on the same day in Southern California, and in a matter of hours it grew thousands of acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The Hill Fire also sprung up in Ventura County, near the bar in Thousand Oaks where 12 people were killed November 7 in a mass shooting.