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)
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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