A large plume of smoke rises over Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in the hills surrounded by Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. More than 100 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles to battle a blaze that ignited in thick brush surrounded by large, expensive homes. (Bonnie Vogel via AP)
A large plume of smoke rises over Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in the hills surrounded by Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. More than 100 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles to battle a blaze that ignited in thick brush surrounded by large, expensive homes. (Bonnie Vogel via AP)
A large plume of smoke rises over Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in the hills surrounded by Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. More than 100 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles to battle a blaze that ignited in thick brush surrounded by large, expensive homes. (Bonnie Vogel via AP)

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