200,000 flee Los Angeles wildfires

About 200,000 residents have been forced to flee wildfires raging across Los Angeles.

Officials say fires have destroyed more than 430 homes and buildings, and many more are in danger, including the home of Rupert Murdoch and the historic Getty Museum.

An abnormally wet winter has allowed bush in LA to become overgrown, before a dry autumn dried the trees to create the right conditions for a fire.

The fires are visible from LA's famous freeways with commuters posting apocalyptic scenes on social media.

There are currently no civilian casualties reported.

Many celebrities have been affected by the blaze - homes belonging to Beyoncé and Jennifer Aniston are in danger of being burnt, while Lionel Richie and Paris Hilton have both fled the flames.

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