Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north

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Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California News & Features

- winespectator.com
08 Dec 2017
Hurricane-force winds and bone-dry conditions are spreading wildfires across Southern California, burning more than 100,000 acres so far, primarily in Ventura County, but also in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes while residents evacuate communities.

Force gusts could cripple battle vs Southern California wildfires

08 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

Moving wildfires raging in Southern California threaten thousands of homes Photos

- abcnews.go.com
08 Dec 2017
Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway on Dec. 7, 2017 north of Ventura, Calif. The firefighters occasionally used a flare device to burn-off brush close to the roadside. 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.

Southern California Wildfires, Climate Change Emergency

08 Dec 2017
The Thomas Fire isn't the only one burning right now. At least six major fires threaten tens of thousands of homes and have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in recent days. "California fires enter the heart of Los Angeles" read one New York Times headline , a statement so dire it could double as a plot synopsis in a nearby Hollywood movie studio. ...
- rollingstone.com

More than 1,000 firefighters battling 'out of control' California fire

- kivitv.com
08 Dec 2017
A fast-moving brush fire continues to race through Southern California. According to the Ventura County Fire Department, the Thomas Fire was first reported Monday evening north of the city of Santa Paula. By early Tuesday morning, the blaze scorched 26,000 acres , fueled by powerful winds. SEE MORE: One Part Of California Braces For Fires As Another Part Puts Them Out The ...

Surreal photos show the devastation

08 Dec 2017
"Southern California has remained unusually dry through November and into December this year, extending the high fire risk fueled by the confluence of dry conditions and Autumn winds that are driving the large fires burning in coastal Southern California," said LeRoy Westerling, a scientist researching climate and wildfire at the University of California at Merced.
- mashable.com

Extreme winds are fueling uncontrollable fires in Southern California

- pbs.org
08 Dec 2017
McLean explained that California's strong winds and latest wave of droughts were likely the driving forces behind how quickly these fires grew, and how quickly they became uncontrollable. These fires were driven by powerful Santa Ana winds -- extremely dry winds that originate inland and flow outward toward coastal California. These 50 to 70 mile per hour gusts essentially ...

Tens of Thousands Flee Thoroughbred Horses Run for Their Lives

08 Dec 2017
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from areas near the flames, and animals continued to be the primary casualties. Near the Lilac Fire, according to San Diego ABC affiliate 10 News , ranch hands worked to save 500 horses, though some were said to have perished. The Associated Press reported that hundreds of thoroughbred horses were in danger: "Hundreds of elite ...
- breitbart.com

Wildfires Consume Tens of Thousands of Acres and Encroach on Los Angeles

- readersupportednews.org
08 Dec 2017
Excerpt: "The flames came from all sides, tearing across cliffs and roaring down mountains, burning through homes and engulfing cars. Entire communities were evacuated, forcing people to grab what they could and flee as raging wildfires spread rapidly, and in multiple directions, across Southern California."
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