California wildfire

Associated Press
A helicopter makes a water drop on a hotspot over a hill near Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Authorities have ordered evacuations of a neighborhood and a university about 50 miles west of Los Angeles where a wildfire is raging close to subdivisions. The blaze on the fringes of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks broke out Thursday morning and was quickly spread by gusty Santa Ana winds. Evacuation orders include California State University, Channel Islands. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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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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