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Last Updated: Monday October 22 2007 07:56 GMT

Celeb homes at risk in US fires

Firefighting helicopters in America

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of America, after forest fires burned through California. Some of the worst-hit areas are places where loads of celebrities live

Firefighting helicopters in America

More than 30,000 acres of land has been hit by the fires and at least one person has been killed.

Firefighting helicopters in America

Firefighters say the winds are making it really difficult, and may have caused the fires by bringing down power lines.

Firefighters in America

Lots of stars have big, posh homes near affected areas like Los Angeles and Hollywood. Celebs with houses there include James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, Mel Gibson and Sting.

Firefighters in America

The fires have destroyed a building called Malibu Castle, which was put up for sale in March this year for $17m (8.3m).

Fires in America

The fires could continue until Wednesday, which is when weather experts say the winds will drop.

Fires in America

This vehicle was burnt out on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Firefighters in America

The weather has been really dry in the US this year, which has made it really easy for fires to start.



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