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A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant along a hill side near Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday, May 2, 2013. A 2,000-acre blaze that began in the Camarillo area along U.S. 101 in Ventura County was uncontained. It prompted the evacuation of a Thousand Oaks neighborhood and the campus of California State University, Channel Islands. At least a half-dozen RVs burned in a parking area enclosed by brushy hills. Embers scattered along ridges and into neighborhoods abutting the brush lands and smoke streamed for miles. More than 200 firefighters were aided by water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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