At least 70 multimillion-dollar mansions have been destroyed by a powerful wildfire that has surged into the wealthy enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.
The suburb, which is popular amongst billionaires and Hollywood actors, was in flames with more than 800 hectares engulfed.
More than 1,000 firefighters are tackling the Montecito fire - dubbed the Tea Fire locally because it is rumoured to have started in the Tea Gardens in the hills above Santa Barbara and Montecito.
Firefighters fight flames in Granada Hills. Arnold Schwarzenneger has declared a state of emergency after the fires spread.
Firefighters looked for hot spots as they desperately tried to stop the wildfires burning out of control in the hills of Montecito.