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09/14/2015 01:26 pm ET

These Photos From The California Wildfires Are Apocalyptic

Hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed.

A fast moving wildfire that got started Saturday in California has consumed more than 100,000 acres and killed one person. 

The wildfire destroyed 400 homes and businesses. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and thousands have evacuated. Residents of Middletown and those near San Andreas were hit the hardest. 

Photos showing the aftermath of the Butte and Valley fires can only be described as "apocalyptic," with the blaze leaving behind melted vehicles and smoldering buildings in its wake. 

WARNING: Some photos contain graphic content. 

A downed power pole continues to burn along Highway 29 in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
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A downed power pole continues to burn along Highway 29 in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
A playground is surrounded by smoldering rubble in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
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A playground is surrounded by smoldering rubble in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
A dead horse lays on the side of a road in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
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A dead horse lays on the side of a road in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.
Melted metal flows from a burned out car abandoned on a highway in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
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Melted metal flows from a burned out car abandoned on a highway in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
Melted garbage containers damaged by the wildfire sit near homes in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015.&nb
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Melted garbage containers damaged by the wildfire sit near homes in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
A burned truck and structures near San Andreas, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
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A burned truck and structures near San Andreas, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
Burned out vehicles are surrounded by smoldering rubble in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
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Burned out vehicles are surrounded by smoldering rubble in Middletown, California, Sept. 13, 2015. 
A fallen sign lies near a long a line of burnt trees by State Route 175 in Middletown, California, Sept.13, 2015. 
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A fallen sign lies near a long a line of burnt trees by State Route 175 in Middletown, California, Sept.13, 2015. 
Structures around a pool lie in ruins after the wildfire destroyed the Golden Spur mini market north of Murphys, ne
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Structures around a pool lie in ruins after the wildfire destroyed the Golden Spur mini market north of Murphys, near San Andreas, Sept. 13, 2015. 
A swimming pool is covered with ash and debris after the wildfire destroyed a nearby home in Mountain Ranch, California, Sept
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A swimming pool is covered with ash and debris after the wildfire destroyed a nearby home in Mountain Ranch, California, Sept. 12, 2015. 
Structures around a pool lie in ruins after the wildfire destroyed the Golden Spur mini market north of Murphys, ne
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Structures around a pool lie in ruins after the wildfire destroyed the Golden Spur mini market north of Murphys, near San Andreas, Sept. 13, 2015.

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