WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO SPREAD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Wildfires continue to spread across Southern California into Wednesday. The fires have already destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee their houses as officials warned that the fires could endanger the region for days to come.
The Washington Post (@wapo) reports, The wave of fires that broke out early this week spread quickly, with the largest blaze expanding across a region almost as big as the city of Orlando. Emergency responders hurried to evacuate residents, protect homes and shut down roads across the region, even as authorities biggest fire was still “out of control” early Wednesday and keeping crews from entering the area.
The largest fire, known as the Thomas Fire, erupted in Ventura County, NorthWest of downtown Los Angeles. The Thomas Fire tore across 65,000 acres by Wednesday morning, and the blaze destroyed hundreds of homes, threatened 12,000 structures, and forced 27,000 people to evacuate. Most of those who fled were left wondering whether their residences were among those destroyed.
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