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Watch live: Wildfire near Reagan Presidential Library in California

Trinh Nguyen, of the Camarillo Fire Dept, monitored the advance of the Easy Fire as a helicopter made a water drop Wednesday in Simi Valley, Calif.
Trinh Nguyen, of the Camarillo Fire Dept, monitored the advance of the Easy Fire as a helicopter made a water drop Wednesday in Simi Valley, Calif. AP/Associated Press

Wildfires outside Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches Wednesday, forced the evacuation of elderly patients, and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The brush fire near the Reagan library erupted before dawn between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark, north of Los Angeles, and exploded to more than 1,300 acres, Ventura County officials said.

A livestream of the fire is below: