California wildfire

Associated Press
A helicopter makes a water drop on flames as earth movers clear brush along a hillside in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013. A Ventura County Fire Department spokeswoman said the wildfire that broke out Thursday morning near Camarillo and Thousand Oaks, 50 miles west of Los Angeles, had spread to over 6,500 acres — more than 10 square miles - forcing evacuations of nearby neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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High winds and withering hot, dry air was replaced by the normal flow of damp air off the Pacific, significantly reducing fire activity, calming a aging wildfire that blazed a miles-long path to the Pacific Ocean. The fire burned about 8,000 acres and forced the evacuation of thousands of people from hundreds of homes. (AP)

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