In pictures: Wildfires scorch western US

In pictures: Wildfires scorch western US
Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge in Oroville, California (Noah Berger/AP)

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their home and three people have died in wildfires in California.

The blazes come amid prolonged dry and hot conditions in the western United States which have also led to fires in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho.

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