Striking aerial photos show severity of California wildfires

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a state of emergency in the city Tuesday as several wildfires continued to rage across the region.

Blazes in Santa Clarita, Santa Ana and Ventura County claimed tens of thousands of acres between them and filled the southern Californian skies with smoke — so much smoke in fact, they left trails visible from space.

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NASA’s striking satellite image, above, gives a good feel for the scope of the smoke, as did pictures posted by meteorologists on Twitter Tuesday.

Incredible amount of smoke being picked up on satellite right now from the wildfires in Southern California#ThomasFire #RyeFire #CreekFire pic.twitter.com/vEH3vkm7IJ

— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) December 5, 2017 Read more…

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