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Wind-driven Southern California wildfires prompt mass evacuations

Residents are silhouetted as they watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents are silhouetted as they watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents are silhouetted as they watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A fire truck is seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A fire truck is seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A fire truck is seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The Blue Ridge Fire burns in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

The Blue Ridge Fire burns in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

The Blue Ridge Fire burns in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Firefighters watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Firefighters watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Firefighters watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter works on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter works on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter works on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A man is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A man is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A man is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26 REUTERS/Mike Blake

An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26 REUTERS/Mike Blake

An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26 REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters face strong winds as they head up a hillside to battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  

Firefighters face strong winds as they head up a hillside to battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  

Firefighters face strong winds as they head up a hillside to battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  
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Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Smoke rises as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

An emergency vehicle drives past the Silverado Fire, a wind driven wildfire near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter is silhouetted as he watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Residents in their backyard watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents in their backyard watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents in their backyard watch the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Strong winds blow smoke from the  Silverado Fire past palm trees near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Strong winds blow smoke from the  Silverado Fire past palm trees near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Strong winds blow smoke from the  Silverado Fire past palm trees near Lake Forest, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle a wind driven wildfire near Irvine, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A fire truck is seen near the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A fire truck is seen near the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A fire truck is seen near the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter battles the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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An air tanker drops retardant on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

An air tanker drops retardant on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

An air tanker drops retardant on the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A firefighter watches the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters check the area as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters check the area as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters check the area as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A firefighter uses a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter uses a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter uses a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A sign is seen burning as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A sign is seen burning as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A sign is seen burning as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A firefighter carries a hose as the Silverado Fire is approaching, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The Silverado Fire burns next to homes on a hillside, near Lake Forest, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Silverado Fire burns next to homes on a hillside, near Lake Forest, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Silverado Fire burns next to homes on a hillside, near Lake Forest, California, October 26.   REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters are seen as the Silverado Fire approaches, near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Residents take photos of the Blue Ridge Fire burning in Yorba Linda, California, October 26. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Smoke rises from the Silverado Fire near Irvine, California, October 26. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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