California wildfire

Associated Press
Firefighters from Glendale, Calif., and Pasadena, Calif., stand watch as bulldozers clear a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside near homes in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013. A Ventura County Fire Department spokeswoman said the blaze that broke out Thursday morning near Camarillo and Thousand Oaks, 50 miles west of Los Angeles, had spread to over 6,500 acres, 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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