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Photos: San Bernardino Hillside Fire

Firefighters hose down a house on fire to try and prevent the spread to other homes during the Hillside fire, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

Several residences destroyed

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of thousands across the state.