Multiple destructive wildfires continue to rage in Southern California, fanned by the strongest Santa Ana winds L.A. and Ventura have experienced since 2012, according to the National Weather Service.
The largest fire is the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, which by early Tuesday afternoon had burned 50,000 acres and destroyed at least 150 structures. About 27,000 people were under evacuation orders.
Authorities reported zero percent containment on the Thomas Fire.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday morning.
Large plumes of smoke, the most prominent from the Thomas Fire, were clearly visible from space as captured by NASA's Terra satellite:
The Creek Fire, burning at the northern edge of the Fernando Valley, had consumed 11,000 acres and triggered mass evacuations as well as the closure of part of Interstate 210.
Authorities reported zero percent containment on the Creek Fire.
The 5,000-acre Rye Fire burning in Santa Clarita shut down a section of Interstate 5.
Authorities reported 5 percent containment on the Rye Fire.
The Rye Fire is burning near Six Flags Magic Mountain, prompting multiple Twitter users to share images of the amusement park backed by apocalyptic-looking smoke, flames and slurry drops from firefighting aircraft.