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Southern California Fires Gallery 3

Firefighters mop up hot spots from the Springs wildfire in Ventura County. (5/4/13)

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    Banners thanking firefighters are placed at the entrance of a neighberhood where hundreds of homes were threatened by the out of control Springs fire on May 4, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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    A column of elite U.S. Forest Service Hotshot firefighters walk along the edge of the black near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A firefighting air tanker plane drops fire retardant in Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    An Erickson Air-Crane firefighting helicopter makes a water drop in Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    Two firefighters from Cameron Park Fire in Sacramento douse hot spots across the street from homes which escaped damage from the Springs wildfire in Deer Creek on May 4, 2013
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    Charred palm trees remain after an out control wildfire raged through the shooting range of Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station on May 4, 2013 in Oxnard, California.
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    Both sides of the Boney Mountain Trail are scortched by the out of control wildfire inside Pt. Mugu State Park on May 4, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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    A firefighter surveys burned hills near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A mule deer walks through the charred remains of an oak forest at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A firefighter surveys burned hills near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    Firefighters survey burned hills near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    An expansive luxury home sits in the distance as firefighters take a break while constructing firelines by hand at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A firefighting air tanker plane drops fire retardant in Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A Lockheed P2V aircraft converted into a firefighting air tanker plane passes by after dropping fire retardant in Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    The charred remains of an oak forest are seen at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    A firefighter surveys burned hills near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.
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    An Erickson Air-Crane firefighting helicopter flies over burned terrain in Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California.