Photos: Wildfire Scorches Thousands of Acres in Santa Barbara County

The Whittier and Alamo fires in Santa Barbara County were two of several major fires to break out in early July across California.

The Whittier fire in Los Padres National Forest started around 1:30 p.m. Saturday July 8, 2017, traversed hillsides and jumped Highway 154. The Alamo fire in northern Santa Barbara County was the largest fire burning in California in early July.

Take a look at some of the damage left in its path.

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Images from the Whittier Fire that burned in early July 2017 in Santa Barbara County.
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This Saturday, July 8, 2017, photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows the full moon rising over flames on a hilltop near Highway 166 east of Santa Maria, Calif., in what is known as the Alamo Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground. Southern California crews hope slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds will help in the battle Sunday.
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Firefighters pass a car that was destroyed by the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California. The Whittier Fire and the Alamo Fire together have blackened more than 30,000 acres of chaparral-covered hills. Statewide, about 5,000 firefighters are fighting 14 large wildfires.
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Structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school are left in ruins after the Whittier Fire swept through on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California. The Whittier Fire and the Alamo Fire together have blackened more than 30,000 acres. Statewide, about 5,000 firefighters are fighting 14 large wildfires.
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Structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school are left in ruins after the Whittier Fire swept through on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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The Whittier Fire burns through the night on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A burned fire extinguisher is seen next to structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school that were destroyed by the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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Structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school are left in ruins after the Whittier Fire swept through on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A sign smolders near structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school that were destroyed by the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A DC-10 firefighting jet flies low through the smoke of the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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Structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school are left in ruins after the Whittier Fire swept through on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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Smoke rises from the Whittier Fire after sunset on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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Structures at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school are left in ruins after the Whittier Fire swept through on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A gas line burns in the ruins of a structure at Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school that was destroyed by the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A car that was destroyed by the Whittier Fire is left on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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The Whittier Fire burns through the night on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Whittier Fire on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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The Whittier Fire burns next to Lake Cachuma on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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The Whittier Fire burns next to Lake Cachuma on July 9, 2017 near Santa Barbara, California.
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A view of the Whittier fire near Lake Cahuma on July 8, 2017.
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The Whittier fire is pictured Tuesday July 11, 2017 when containment of the nearly 11,000-acre fire was at 25 percent.
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