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Fires threaten wealthy enclave in California

One of the biggest fires in California's history is threatening homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

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Firefighters from Kern County, Calif., work to put out hot spots during a wildfire Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Montecito, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By: Chris Carlson

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Firefighters from Kern County, Calif., work to put out hot spots during a wildfire Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Montecito, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By: Chris Carlson

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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara Zoo, bird keeper Ashley Darling checks on a lesser Sulphur crested cockatoo named "Reggie" in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Thr zoo, which is near the mandatory evacuation zone, announced it was putting some animals in crates to prepare for possible evacuation. Workers began putting vultures, California condors and some smaller animals into crates and kennels in case the fire approached. (Dean Noble/Santa Barbara Zoo via AP)

By: Dean Noble

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In this image from video provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a wind speed indicator held by a U.S. Forest Service fire fighter on Gibraltar Road at the W. Fork of Cold Spring Trail, shows just how fast and varied the speed of the wind is blowing down canyon. In this video it varied from 10-33 mph in Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Wind gusts of up to 52 mph have been recorded in the area using a hand held weather device. The Office of Emergency Services announced the orders Saturday as Santa Ana winds pushed the fire close to the community. The mandatory evacuation zone is now 17 miles long and up to 5 miles wide, extending from coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles to the ocean. Winds in the foothill area are hitting around 30 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

By: Mike Eliason

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Flames burn toward a home during a wildfire Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Montecito, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By: Chris Carlson

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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames advance towards a large fire break near homes along Gibraltar Road north of Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

By: Mike Eliason

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In this image taken from video provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, smoke from a wildfire drifts towards Santa Barbara Airport in the distance in Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

By: Mike Eliason

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In this image taken from video provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a wind driven spot fire burns on the west side below Gibraltar Road as smoke from a wildfire fills the air in Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

By: Mike Eliason

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A firefighter takes a cell phone picture during a wildfire Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Montecito, Calif. The so-called Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By: Chris Carlson