Thousands flee California wildfires
Around 50,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and major roads have been shut. No deaths, however, have been reported in the fires which have been raging for four days.
California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declared a state of emergency in several areas across the state.
Fires burned Sunday in Los Angeles County, to the east in Riverside and Orange counties, and to the northwest in Santa Barbara County.
The cause of the fires is being investigated.