Tragic new photos of the devastating wildfires ravaging California

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Deadly California Wildfire

Summer has just begun and California's wildfires are already on the move.

The latest blaze, called the Erskine fire, is estimated to be about 70 square miles and is the state's largest out of the nine ongoing wildfires. The Los Angeles Times reports that so far the fire has claimed the lives of two people and has destroyed 200 structures.

About 2,000 firefighters have been assigned to fight the fire, however, officials estimated on Monday that it was only 45% contained.

Here are some pictures that illustrate the tragic events surrounding the wildfires in California.

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Devastating wildfires ravaging California (BI)
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Devastating wildfires ravaging California (BI)
Smoke from wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest fills the sky behind the Los Angeles skyline on Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A layer of haze shrouds downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning on June 22, 2016. For days, wildfires have raged amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Smoke from wildfires rises from a hillside near power lines outside Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Residents watch the wildfires in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Bradbury, Calif. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Cooler, more humid weather gave at least some temporary help Wednesday to crews battling dangerous wildfires in Southern California, while other blazes across the West were on the move. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Firefighters make their way up the hill as they battle a wildfire burning along Highway 178 near Lake Isabella, Calif., Friday, June 24, 2016. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter puts out a wildfire burning along Highway 178 near Lake Isabella, Calif., Friday, June 24, 2016. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighting helicopter prepares to make a water drop on a wildfire in Duarte, Calif., Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
DUARTE, CA - JUNE 21: A firefighting helicopter drops water near some 700 evacuated homes to protect against an expected wind shift at the San Gabriel Complex Fire in the Angeles National Forest on June 21, 2016 in Duarte, California. A pair of fires, the Fish Fire and the Reservoir Fire, that began yesterday under record-producing heatwave conditions have merged to form the San Gabriel Complex Fire. The fire now covers at least 5,400 acres and is zero percent contained. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
MONROVIA, CA - JUNE 21: A converted DC-10 Air Tanker drops fire retardant along a ridge to protect communities that border the wilderness at the San Gabriel Complex Fire in the Angeles National Forest on June 21, 2016 near Monrovia, California. A pair of fires, the Fish Fire and the Reservoir Fire, that began yesterday under record-setting heatwave conditions, have merged to form the San Gabriel Complex Fire. The fire now covers at least 5,400 acres and is zero percent contained. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A burned out truck rests on a roadside after the Erskine Fire burned through Weldon, California, U.S. June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Firefighters mop up a hot spot at a residence leveled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California, U.S. June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger
The remains of scorched homes line a street after the Erskine Fire burned through South Lake, California, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger
Terralyn Lehman recalls fleeing the Erskine Fire as she sits outside an evacuation center at Kernville Elementary School in Kernville, California, U.S. June 26, 2016. Lehman, whose South Lake home burned Thursday, said the sound of an exploding propane tank woke her and her mom as the flames reached their back fence. REUTERS/Noah Berger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Alex Thurman, 20, stands in front of a smoldering field as the Erskine Fire burns near Weldon, California, U.S. June 24, 2016. Thurman said he thinks the fire destroyed his neighboring home. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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