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More than 8,000 battling California wildfires

Posted at 11:52 AM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 12:52:38-05

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say more than 8,000 firefighters are battling three large wildfires at both ends of California that have destroyed thousands of structures and killed 25.

About 397 square miles (795 square kilometers) of California is burning with the Camp Fire in Northern California’s Butte County being the largest.

The Camp Fire has killed 23 and is the third-deadliest wildfire on record in California.

The Woolsey Fire in Southern California has hit hard celebrity-studded Malibu as well as the city of Thousand Oaks, which was the site of a deadly shooting at a country music bar last week.

Weather conditions for fires are ripe, with strong winds continuing through Sunday in Northern California and through Tuesday in Southern California.

Firefighters from out of state continue to arrive to help.

PHOTO: Camp Fire burns in Butte County, CA, Photo Date: 11/8/2018 (Image License
Photo: CAL FIRE)