Strong Santa Ana winds have pushed wildfires across tens of thousands of acres, destroying hundreds of homes in areas of the city such as Bel Air and Ventura

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This Is How California Officials Alerted Hundreds Of Thousands As Wildfires Approached Their Homes

- buzzfeed.com
07 Dec 2017
As another set of unruly, wind-fueled wildfires whipped across California, forcing thousands from their homes and torching miles of land at a record pace, state officials made the rare, almost unprecedented decision to send a blaring, phone-shaking alarm Wednesday night to hundreds of thousands of people living in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, ...

Massive Wildfire Rips Through California Thousands have evacuated Ventura and surrounding counties as the Photo Album

07 Dec 2017
Interstate 405 is deserted after being closed during rush hour in an area near the...Interstate 405 is deserted after being closed during rush hour in an area near the Skirball Fire on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying ...
- gettyimages.com

Major southern California freeway closed amid wildfire fight, 200,000 told to evacuate

- stuff.co.nz
07 Dec 2017
Authorities closed a major freeway on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) as flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire jumped lanes and churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles as crews kept an eye on unpredictable winds.

Wildfires burning in Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

07 Dec 2017
A resident hoses his burning property with a smart phone in one hand during the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
- 10news.com

Southern California wildfires burn with little containment as conditions worsen

- abcnews.go.com
07 Dec 2017
Sustained winds were gusting to 66 mph at Boney Mountain in Ventura County, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust to 80 mph in the early hours of Thursday, causing embers to spread even more. Much of Southern California is also experiencing humidity levels in the teens or even single digits.

Force gusts could cripple battle vs Southern California wildfires

07 Dec 2017
VENTURA, Calif. -- Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds driving the region's fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means "high," into the color that means "extreme."
- cbsnews.com

Force Winds Fan SoCal Wildfires As 200,000 Residents Flee Their Homes

- zerohedge.com
07 Dec 2017
Officials in Southern California have warned that powerful winds (as high as 80 mph in some spots, the same speed as a low-level hurricane) would continue to fan the flames after returning overnight. So far, more than 200,000 people have evacuated their homes and many more are expected to flee. The Los Angeles Fire Department has ordered the evacuation of the 20.5 square ...

This California Wildfire Map Shows Where Fires Rapidly Spread

07 Dec 2017
Meanwhile, another blaze called the Creek Fire continues to make its way through Sylmar and Lake View Terrace, with firefighters battling the scene Tuesday morning as Santa Ana winds continue to push the 2,500-acre brush fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.
- travelandleisure.com

Thomas and Ventura fires are raging out of control

- washingtonpost.com
07 Dec 2017
The National Weather Service said the risks could last through Friday, issuing "red flag" warnings of heightened fire risk for Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Friday. A combination of low humidity and surging winds could lead to "very rapid fire growth" and "extreme fire behavior," the service warned.
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