Image: Firefighters let a small area of the Sand Fire burn out near Acton

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Dry, Windy Conditions Fan California Wildfire

The so-called Sand Fire has charred 59 square miles since it broke out last Friday in a mostly rural area.

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Residents flee their home as flames from the Sand Fire close in on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California. The fire broke out at around 2:00 p.m. local time Friday (5:00 p.m. ET) and had swelled to 33,172 acres by Sunday night.

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Image: Firefighter Brendon Gorman pauses while battling the Soberanes Fire along Palo Colorado Road near Big Sur

Firefighter Brendon Gorman pauses while battling the Soberanes Fire along Palo Colorado Road near Big Sur, California, on July 27.

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Residents flee as flames close in on their homes on July 23.

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Inmate hand crew firefighters shield themselves from embers and heavy smoke as flames close in on houses on July 23. About 20,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Flames are reflected in a backyard swimming pool on July 23.

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Image: California Wildfires 2016 - Sand Fire

The Sand Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest on July 23 under triple digit heat. An army of 1,673 firefighters continue to battle the Fire burning in the forest just north of the city.

Read: California Wildfire Triples in Size Under Hot, Dry Conditions

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A firefighter watches as a helicopter makes a drop on a wildfire on July 24.

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Image: Inmate firefighters rest before constructing a fire break to stop the Soberanes Fire in Carmel Highlands

Inmate firefighters rest before constructing a fire break to stop the Soberanes Fire in Carmel Highlands, on July 26.

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Image: A burned car rests in the driveway of a Palo Colorado area residence leveled by the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur

A burned car rests in the driveway of a Palo Colorado area residence leveled by the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur on July 26.

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Image: Sand Fire Grows To 33,000 Acres, Threatens Hundreds Of Homes In Southern CA

A convoy of firetrucks drives through Bear Canyon after it was burned bare by the Sand Fire on July 25, in Santa Clarita.

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Image: Sand Fire Grows To 33,000 Acres, Threatens Hundreds Of Homes In Southern CA

Residents and family members return to a home that was destroyed in the Sand Fire on July 25 in Santa Clarita.

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Image: Firefighters let a small area of the Sand Fire burn out near Acton

Firefighters let a small area of the Sand Fire burn out near Acton on July 25.

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