Four active wildfires in southern California have caused people and pets alike to seek shelter.
The Thomas Fire chewed through nearly everything in its path on its way to becoming a 55,000-acre blaze and sending hundreds of people to shelters in Fillmore, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Ventura.
On Tuesday, between 500 and 600 people were sheltering at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, within sight of the flames that would roll over the Ventura foothills.
At the Red Cross shelter at Nordhoff High School in Ojai, about 250 people either stayed inside the building or outside in their vehicles with their pets.
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