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In photos: Dramatic scenes from California's wildfires

 A firefighter controls a hotspot of the Maria Fire, in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California on November 02
A firefighter controls a hotspot of the Maria Fire, in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, on Saturday. Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

California firefighters have spent days battling wildfires in challenging, dry conditions that have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

The big picture: Firefighters have even faced hurricane-strength winds in some places. California's governor has declared a state of emergency, and some 3 million people have been affected by power shut-offs, per the New York Times. This is what firefighters have been up against, in photos.

Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula, California
Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula on Nov. 1. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
 A firefighter controls a hotspot of the Maria Fire, in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California
A firefighter controls a hotspot of the Maria Fire, in Santa Paula, Ventura County. Photo: Apu Gomes / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images
The Soda Rock Winery burns during the Kincade fire as flames race through Healdsburg, California, on Sunday.
The Soda Rock Winery burns during the Kincade fire as flames race through Healdsburg, California. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters battle the Getty Fire in houses on fire in Brentwood, California
Firefighters at the Getty Fire in Brentwood. Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images
A Cal Fire firefighter watches over a structure threatened by the Kincade Fire on Oct. 27.
A Cal Fire firefighter watches over a structure threatened by the Kincade Fire. Anda Chu/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images
Firefighters set a back fire along a hillside near PG&E power lines during firefighting operations to battle the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg
Firefighters set a backfire along a hillside near PG&E power lines in Healdsburg. Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images
Firemen arrive at the scene of a burning home during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg
Firefighters arrive at the scene of a burning home in Healdsburg. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
A fire fighting air tanker flies over the power transmission towers, which are engulfed in back fire set by the firefighters in an effort to control the fire in Geyserville
A firefighting air tanker flies over power transmission towers in Geyserville. Photo: Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire along Chalk Hill Road in Healdsburg
Firefighters at the massive Kincade fire in Healdsburg. Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images
Dr. Emily Putt walks a horse from a burn during the Kincade Fire on October 27, 2019 in Windsor, California.
Veterinarian Emily Putt walks a horse from a burn during the Kincade fire in Windsor. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A firefighter walks through a burned property after the Kincade fire tore through Healdsburg
A firefighter walks through a burned property after the Kincade fire tore through Healdsburg. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters remove a US flag from a property as flames race into the area during the Kincade fire in Healdsburg
Firefighters remove a U.S. flag from a property as flames race into the area in Healdsburg. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest details of the fires and more photos.