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Fire crews search for hot spots among destroyed homes in the Rancho Monserate Country Club community. Photo: Gregory Bull / AP

The fires in Southern California have caused at least one death, according to CNN, a 70-year-old woman who was involved in a car accident during evacuations.

Six fires are raging in the region, burning hundreds of thousands of acres in total. The largest of the six, the Thomas Fire, was only 15% contained as of Saturday morning, CNN reports, and is being fought by at least 4,000 people. President Trump declared a state of emergency on Friday.

  • 212,000 people have been evacuated, according to ABC.
  • Schools in 16 districts have been shut down.
  • On Sunday, wind gusts in the region will be around 35 to 55 mph.
  • Around 4,500 people in northern San Diego are without power, and another 4,300 are powerless because of the Thomas, Creek, and Rye Fires.
  • In Ventura County, 143,000 acres are burned and more than 400 buildings destroyed, including at least 150 homes, per the New York Times.
  • The Thomas Fire: More than 88,000 people were evacuated; 537 structures have been destroyed and 118 are damaged, per ABC.
  • The Creek Fire: 80% contained with over 15,000 acres burned, per CNN. It has destroyed more than 30 homes. ABC reports over 15,000 residents were evacuated, and almost 2,000 people are fighting it.
  • The Rye Fire: 65% contained, the LA Times reports; Around 2,000 people were evacuated, and there are more than 800 people fighting it.
  • The Skirball Fire: Per ABC there were 475 acres burned; it's 50% contained as of Saturday morning; 6 buildings were destroyed.
  • The Lilac Fire: 20% contained as of Saturday morning; three people with burns, and two firefighters injured; 105 structures destroyed.
  • The Liberty Fire: 90% contained on Friday night; 300 acres torched, ABC reports.

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