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Wildfires Rage in Southern California

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Wildfires Rage in Southern California

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Wildfires Rage in Southern California

Wildfires Rage in Southern California

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Malibu Presbyterian Church burns as high winds push a wildfire toward multimillion dollar homes, many owned by celebrities, on Oct. 21 in Malibu, Calif. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Malibu Presbyterian Church burns as high winds push a wildfire toward multimillion dollar homes, many owned by celebrities, on Oct. 21 in Malibu, Calif.

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Wildfires are ravaging parts of southern California. One person has been killed and several homes in Malibu have been destroyed in fires fueled by the dry Santa Ana winds.

The Malibu blaze is one of a dozen that burned more than 35,000 acres from north of Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in seven Southern California counties.