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A wind-driven wild­fire raged through South­ern Cal­i­for­nia com­mu­ni­ties Fri­day, burn­ing homes and forc­ing thou­sands of peo­ple to flee as it re­lent­lessly pushed to­ward tony Mal­ibu and the Pa­cific Ocean.

Fire of­fi­cials couldn’t es­ti­mate how many build­ings were lost from the so-called Woolsey Fire burn­ing in Los An­ge­les and Ven­tura coun­ties, but said they were ex­pected to be sig­nif­i­cant.

Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple were or­dered to evac­u­ate, but there were no in­juries to res­i­dents or fire­fight­ers, said Los An­ge­les County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Richard­son.

The fire was one of two that broke out Thurs­day in Ven­tura County even as the area was reel­ing from the deadly mass shoot­ing at a crowded bar in Thou­sand Oaks.

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