Sunday 18 November 2018

In pictures: Californian wildfires spark mass evacuation

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Fire crews work among destroyed homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club community Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Fallbrook, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Fire crews work among destroyed homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club community Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Fallbrook, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A helicopter drops water over a wildfire Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Bonsall, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Thomas Fire, a wildfire in Fillmore, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Flames consume a residence as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The blaze burned numerous structures and thousands of acres according to fire officials. Wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames consume a structure as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsai, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The blaze burned numerous structures and thousands of acres according to fire officials. Wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Burned mobile homes are seen at the Monserate Country Club after the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire, swept through their community in Bonsall, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Firefighters battle the Lilac fire in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The blaze burned numerous structures and thousands of acres according to fire officials. Wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
This natural-color image taken Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, from NASA's Terra satellite, shows plumes of smoke from Southern California wildfires being blown over the Pacific Ocean. The largest plume is from fires in Ventura County. The smaller plume at bottom is from fires in the Los Angeles area. Clouds are seen at the bottom of the image. (NASA via AP)
Burned mobile homes are seen at the Monserate Country Club after the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire, swept through their community in Bonsall, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
An aircraft drops fire retardant as firefighters take advantage of light winds to attack the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wild fire in Bonsall, California, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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