Wildfire in Lake Hughes, Calif.

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'Powerhouse Fire'

Charred brush glows in the wake of a massive wildfire that swept through the southern outskirts of Lake Hughes, Calif. on June 1. The fire sparked as a result of dry brush being exposed to high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds.

Firefighters have contained about 40 percent of the blaze, but not before burning more than 29,500 acres of land and destroying 6 homes in Lake Hughes, a small community located at the foothills of the Sierra Pelona mountains in the Angeles National Forest.

Thanks to the efforts of over 2,000 firefighters and water-dropping aircraft, the fire is expected to be completely contained by Wednesday.

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Firefighter battles a wildfire in Lake Hughes, Calif.

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A firefighter's silhouette is seen against a backdrop of rising flames making their way towards Lake Hughes.
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Firefighters survey a wildfire in Lake Hughes, Calif.

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Firefighters watch as the wildfire closes in around them at the Canyon Creek Complex sports camp near Lake Hughes.
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Wildfire in Lake Hughes, Calif.

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Power lines are visible against a smoke-filled sky and a fiery landscape just south of Lake Hughes.
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