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California battles against wildfires

Firefighters in the US state of California are battling a wildfire that has been raging since the weekend.
The blaze erupted last Thursday and burned through the weekend. Six houses have been destroyed and 15 damaged, while 2,800 people were evacuated from their homes.
Trees burn in a wildfire near Los Angeles, California 2 June 2013
Three helicopters worked through the night over the weekend and by Monday the fire was reportedly 40% contained.
A helicopter drops water on a horse ranch in a wildfire near Los Angeles, California 2 June 2013
Moist, cooler air sweeping in from the Pacific is said to have helped authorities contain the fire.
Firefighters fight the blaze at a horse ranch near Los Angeles, California 2 June 2013
The fire has scorched a huge area of land - about 29,440 acres.
A burned out structure near Los Angeles California 2 June 2013
Firefighters in the US state of California are battling a massive wildfire.
A firefighter holds a hose over scorched earth near Los Angeles, California 3 June 2013
Lower wind speeds and higher humidity are benefitting the firefighting effort.
Burning trees near Los Angeles, California 1 June 2013
Three firefighters were reported to have minor injuries, but no other people have been hurt.
A firefighter walks through thick smoke near Los Angeles, California 2 June 2013
Residents who have been moved into shelters are still waiting to return home.
Fires burn on the hills around a lake near Los Angeles, California 2 June 2013