In pictures: Wildfires scorch California
Updated 10:09 PM ET, Sat November 2, 2019
Firefighters continue to battle numerous wildfires across the state of California.
One of the newest is the Maria Fire, which started Thursday night in the hills above Santa Paula in Ventura County. It quickly consumed about 8,000 acres, officials said, and they're urging more than 7,500 people to stay away from their homes.
On Wednesday, the Easy Fire erupted in Simi Valley, 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles and home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It has consumed more than 1,800 acres in Ventura County and threatened 6,500 homes. It has also forced school closures and evacuations.
The Getty Fire broke out Monday morning on the west side of the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. It has burned nearly 750 acres, forcing mandatory evacuations in an area known for its celebrities and high-valued homes.
The Kincade Fire started October 23 and has burned more than 77,000 acres in Northern California, forcing nearly 200,000 people out of their homes.