The fires raging in Southern California have destroyed more than 300 homes, businesses and other buildings; thousands of firefighters are fighting the blazes.

Images are below from the Thomas fire that is burning out of control 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles; it now covers 150 square miles. Over 50,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

North of Ventura near the 101 freeway:

Closer to the city of Ventura:

Firefighters near Ojai:

The Skirball fire burning near Bel Air, in Los Angeles: