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Mapping apps are reportedly directing people fleeing the Southern California wildfires to areas that are on fire

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REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Out-of-control wildfires are raging in and near Los Angeles.
Mapping apps, which are frequently designed to help users route around traffic, are in some cases reportedly directing drivers into fire-affected zones.
The Los Angeles Police Department is warning those in the area to cease using such apps.
Southern California residents and visitors fleeing the wildfires raging around Los Angeles are contending with a new problem - mapping apps that are reportedly directing them towards areas that are on fire.
The Los Angeles Police Department is warning area residents and...
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Here's every fire raging in Southern California right now, and how much damage they've done

Here's every fire raging in Southern California right now, and how much damage they've done

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AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Firefighters are battling a series of out-of-control wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura County, and the blazes are showing no signs of slowing down.
According to state officials, there are 115, 605 acres burning throughout the region from four major blazes. Over 1,000 firefighters have been deployed to combat the fires, and authorities have closed major highways, canceled school, and prompted the evacuations of close to 200,000 people.
Officials said Thursday's forecast was a "recipe for explosive fire growth" and there is a fire danger of 296 on the brush burning...
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