The Latest: Three Ferocious Wildfires Continue To Decimate So Cal

Thousands evacuate as wildfires scorch Southern California

By Pacey on December 6, 2017
(Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images)

Several wildfires continue to rage in Southern California, causing thousands to evacuate.

The three most destructive fires are largely burning uncontained in the Ventura, Santa Clarita and Sylmar areas.

In Ventura County, the massive Thomas Fire has grown to 65,000 acres.

In the San Fernando Valley, the Creek Fire continues to burn east of Sylmar and has now consumed 11,377 acres.

The Rye Fire near Santa Clarita has burned 7,000 acres and is 5 percent contained. The other two fires are not contained at all.

Over 150,000 residents have been evacuated so far.

The fires are being fueled by Santa Ana winds, which the National Weather Service expects to continue into Friday.

This was the scene earlier on the 405 freeway, one of the busiest freeways in Southern California

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