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Southern California’s wildfires: Get the latest on each blaze

Wildfires have ripped across Southern California for more than a week, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying hundreds of structures and forcing numerous residents from their homes.
Most of the blazes are nearing containment. The cause of the fires remain under investigation, various fire agencies said on Monday.
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Here are updates to six of the fires:
Flames were rolling through the foothills near Santa Barbara, with thousands of residents under evacuation orders. The blaze moved west in the Carpinteria and Montecito areas, coastal Santa Barbara County cities. The fire’s recent path had been in the eastern and northern fronts in unoccupied areas of Los Padres National Forest.
Acres: 231,700
Containment: 20 percent
Structures destroyed: 794
Structures damaged: 187
Date began: Dec. 4
It has brought destruction to Sylmar, Sunland-Tujunga, Lake View Terrace and the Angeles National Forest. It was fueled early on by gusts as strong as 70 miles per hour. Like some other Southern California blazes, it has forced the evacuation of homes and days-long closures or disruption of schools. Seven firefighters battling the blaze have been injured.
Acres: 15,619
Containment: 98 percent
Structures destroyed: 123
Structures damaged: 80
Date began: Dec. 5
On the same day the Creek fire began, the Rye fire broke out about 11 miles to the northwest. It ignited near Rye Canyon Loop outside of Valencia and spread quickly when powerful winds fanned flames. By Monday, Dec. 11, the fire was expected to be contained by Friday.
Acres: 6,049
Containment: 93 percent
Structures destroyed: 6
Structures damaged: 3
Date began: Dec. 5
Firefighters gained more ground over the weekend on the Lilac fire, south of Fallbrook. Improving weather conditions could help them continue the progress. The Lilac fire, much like the Creek fire, claimed the lives of horses. At least 25 horses at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall died. The center was home to 400-500 owned by trainers across Southern California.
Acres: 4,100
Containment: 90 percent
Structures destroyed: 151
Structures damaged: 56
Date began: Dec. 7
It plagued areas near some of greater Los Angeles’ gems, such as The Getty Center and UCLA. Both had to be closed at one point. The fire destroyed six homes in the ritzy Bel-Air enclave.
Acres: 422
Containment: 85 percent
Structures destroyed: 6
Structures damaged: 12
Date began: Dec. 6
Firefighters got to 100 percent containment on this Murrieta-area fire on Saturday and continued to monitoring the burned stretch as Santa Ana winds were expected to continue to pass through.
Acres: 300
Containment: 100 percent
Structures destroyed: 7
Structures damaged: N/A
Date began: Dec. 7
Source: Oc Register

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