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Powerhouse Fire

Flames burn homes north of Santa Clarita. (6/3/13)

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    A home owner left a hand written note on the front door of a house for firefighters in Lake Hughes on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    Large flames shoot up from a hillside in Lake Hughes on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    A firefighting helicopter drops fire retardant on a flare up at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles June 3, 2013.
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    A firefighting helicopter drops water on a flare up at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles June 3, 2013.
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    A firefighting helicopter carrying a load of water heads to a spot fire as it passes below the sun in Lake Hughes on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    A firefighting helicopter drops Phos-Chek fire retardant on a flare up at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles June 3, 2013.
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    Flames, smoke and scorched earth are seen as a flare up breaks a containment line at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles June 3, 2013.
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    A raven flies in front of burning pine trees as a flare up breaks a containment line at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles.
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    Flames, smoke and scorched earth are seen as a flare up breaks a containment line at the Powerhouse Fire, near Lake Hughes, California, approximately 66 miles (100 km) north of Los Angeles June 3, 2013.
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    A firefighting helicopter dips into Lake Hughes as it continues to battle the Powerhouse wildfire on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    A firefighting helicopter dips into Lake Hughes as it continues to battle the Powerhouse wildfire on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    Ventura County firefighters look at a hillside as it continues to burn near Lake Hughes on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    A firefighting helicopter drops a water on a burning hillside in Lake Hughes on June 3, 2013 in Palmdale, California.
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    A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    A house near Lake Hughes burns in the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Items in the ruins of a house destroyed in the Powerhouse fire smolder on June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    A firefighter investigates a scene during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in Lake Hughes, California.
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    Fire surrounds Lake Elizabeth during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California.
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    A house is spared from the surrounding burning forest during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 near Lake Hughes, California.
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    A landscape grows immediately after the main fire front sweeps south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A landscape grows immediately after the main fire front sweeps south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A landscape grows immediately after the main fire front sweeps over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Wind-blown embers fly around fallen gates immediately after the main fire front sweeps over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A landscape grows immediately after the main fire front sweeps south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A landscape grows immediately after the main fire front sweeps south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Flames rise near a firefighter as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Flames rise near a firefighter as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters keep an eye on a potentially dangerous situation to avoid becoming entrapped by flame as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes
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    Flames rise near a firefighter as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A firefighter pulls a hose as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters keep an eye on a potentially dangerous situation to avoid becoming entrapped by flame as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes
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    The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    A firefighter checks inside a structure as the Powerhouse fire closes in around the Canyon Creek Complex sports camp during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013
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    Firefighters prepare to protect a structure as the Powerhouse fire closes in around them at the Canyon Creek Complex sports camp during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters prepare to retreat as the Powerhouse fire bears down on them them during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters prepare to retreat as the Powerhouse fire bears down on them them during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters prepare to retreat as the Powerhouse fire bears down on them them during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters prepare to retreat as the Powerhouse fire bears down on them them during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.
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    Firefighters prepare to retreat as the Powerhouse fire bears down on them them during a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California.