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California wildfire grows, destroys homes, injures 3 firefighters

All images: Gene Blevins / Reuters

Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest, with the fire now having destroyed several homes near Lake Hughes, Calif., on June 1.

A fire tornado, formed by the heat of the flames and wind, whirls as firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire.

By Jason Kandel, Reggie Kumar and Brandon Lowrey, NBC Los Angeles

The Powerhouse Fire grew to 19,500 acres in northern Los Angeles County after a hot and windy Saturday, burning structures and prompting evacuations in rugged areas between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.

 At least five homes have burned in the blaze, said Los Angeles County Fire spokesman Keith Mora.

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