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LA firefighters 'making progress'



Emergency crews in California are still fighting to contain the wildfires that are spreading through the mountains north of Los Angeles.

Thousands of buildings are at risk and many people have been forced to leave their homes.

Homes threatened

Wildfires burning north of Los Angeles have forced thousands to leave their homes.

Fire crews optimistic

Emergency crews are hopeful they can contain the fires which have spread over nearly 200 sq miles.

Saving homes

Homes in the Tujunga area are being threatened by the flames

Emergency measures

Fire crews have been using a DC-10 to spray fire retardant in Pasadena

This satellite image was taken on Monday 31 August. Click on the video icons to see footage sent by users in the Los Angeles area since Saturday 29 August.




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