Wildfire causes massive damage in Southern California

LOS ANGELES - Multiple news sources are reporting of massive damage inflicted on the Southern California region due to wildfires.

The largest fire, known as the "Thomas Fire", originated in Ventura County just North of downtown L.A. Reports say that the Thomas Fire has burned over 65,000 acres of land and has forced over 50,000 residents to evacuate.  Other fires, dubbed as the "Rye", "Creek", and "Skirball" fires have destroyed over 18,000 acres of land. The Skirball Fire threatening the area of Bel Air has forced thousands to evacuate and temporarily shut down a major L.A. freeway. 

Governor Edmund Brown has declared a state of emergency for California.   

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