Fire spreads up north side of San Jacinto Mountains
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Firefighters continue to battle California wildfires

10 August 2013 Last updated at 14:02 BST

Firefighters are still battling huge wildfires in southern California as the state endures a fire season already almost twice as destructive as normal.

Several wildfires near Los Angeles have forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people from their houses and dozens of homes have been burned to the ground.

Simeon Paterson reports.