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In pictures: Heating and lightning strikes to blame for massive wildfires in California

Enormous blazes that have spread around California have led to five deaths and the evacuation of tens of thousands of people throughout the country, with tens of thousands of homes at risk.

The police say that lightning is responsible for the flames, over 350 of that have broken out amid a blistering heatwave.

At least 50 buildings are destroyed and many others damaged by the flames, which are being fought by firefighting crews.