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Follow live fire coverage from L.A. Times reporters, and authorities

Los Angeles Times

Two fires are raging in Southern California this morning. The first, the Thomas fire in Ventura County, started last night and exploded overnight. The second, the Creek fire, started at 4 a.m. The Thomas fire has burned 45,000 acres, destroyed at least 150 structures and forced 27,000 people to evacuate Here are the road closures and evacuation orders The fire has crept about a quarter-mile away from City Hall, and has swept through whole neighborhoods in the hills above Ventura One firefighter was hit by a car while he was protecting homes. One firefighter was hit by a car while he was protecting homes.

Forget the TV: How to follow Election Day online

Associated Press

News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago. CNN will have live coverage with reporters in battleground states, as well as drone shots of voting locations and international reaction throughout the day. After 6 p.m., the network will continue Facebook Live streams from various locations, including watch parties and, again, battleground states. Other news outlets with live streaming plans include Univision, PBS NewsHour, the Daily Caller, ABC News and Vox.

American, New Zealand runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit - FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE RIO OLYMPICS

FOX News

New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her ear: "Get up. We have to finish this." It was American Abbey D'Agostino, offering to help. "I was like, "Yup, yup, you're right.

Olympic runner seen breaking down on the track after disqualification - Fox News in Rio: What's it like covering the Olympics? - FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE RIO OLYMPICS

FOX News

A French runner's dreams of Olympic glory, and years of training, came to a crushing end in Rio with one false start. Wilhem Belocian, who had qualified only for the 110-meter hurdles, bolted a split second before competitors in his heat Monday night. An alarm rang out, and the 21-year-old's hopes of winning a medal in Brazil were over. France's Wilhem Belocian, right, reacts after being disqualified. Before 2010, the International Association of Athletics Federations allowed one false start.

Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter live round-by-round coverage

Los Angeles Times

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will look to successfully defend his title for the second time in the main event of UFC 211 in Dallas on Saturday night. His opponent is Junior Dos Santos, the former heavyweight champion who handed Miocic his most recent defeat in a thrilling five-round scrap in 2014. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her crown against Jessica Andrade in the co-feature. The card is the deepest lineup the UFC has presented in 2017, also featuring the likes of Demian Maia, Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez. A knockout seems likely when Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter square off as each fighter has finished all of his wins via knockout.