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Photos: Wildfires rage in Northern California

Crews worked in blistering heat to beat back wildfires that ignited across Northern California, sending thousands of people from their homes into smoky air.

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Scorched homes and vehicles burned by the LNU Lightning Complex Fire fill the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The fire destroyed dozens of homes at the mobile home park, sparing only a few.

The fire has claimed at least four lives and destroyed at least 480 homes.

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Local residents sit next to a vineyard as they watch the LNU Lightning Complex fire burning in nearby hills on Thursday in Healdsburg.

The LNU Lightning Complex fire had burned 215,000 acres over five counties as of Thursday evening.

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An aircraft drops retardant on Thursday in Healdsburg. 

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Trees burn on Acorn Drive during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Santa Cruz County on Thursday. More than 360 blazes are burning in California, forcing mass evacuations in the northern part of the state and creating an air quality emergency.

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The fence of a home burns Thursday near Bonny Doon, Calif.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire consume a home in Napa County on Wednesday.

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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Interstate 80 in Vacaville on Wednesday. The highway was closed in both directions shortly afterward.

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Flames surround Lake Berryessa in Napa on Wednesday. 

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Boats engulfed in flames at a dock near Markley Cove Resort on the outskirts of Napa on Wednesday. 

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A local farmer's animals are moved to safety in Pescadero on Wednesday. 

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A burnt home in Vacaville on Wednesday.

About 20 fires broke out in the area of Vacaville in the northern Bay Area, emergency services said, and were being collectively called the LNU Lightning Complex fire after the intense lightning storm that sparked the conflagration earlier in the week.

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A dead cow lays in a smoldering field in Vacaville on Wednesday. 

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Flames consume a home in Vacaville on Wednesday. 

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Smoke fills the air over Silicon Valley on Wednesday in San Jose. 

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Residents evacuate the area in Fairfield on Wednesday. 

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Bill Nichols, 84, tries to save the home where he's lived for 77 years in Vacaville on Wednesday. 

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Embers burn on a hillside in Napa County on Tuesday. 

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A firefighting aircraft drops retardant Tuesday in Napa. 

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Flames consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on Tuesday.

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A fire burns near a sign urging precautions to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Napa County on Tuesday. 

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Flames from the River Fire crest a ridge as firefighters protect a home in Salinas on Monday.

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