Raging wildfires in Southern California force thousands to evacuate | GBRI

Raging infernos in Southern California have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The largest fire around Ventura is so widespread that it can be seen from space. It has already burned over 70,000 acres, shut down freeways and turned off power for thousands.

Experts say that this is “just the beginning” of the problem, as the fires rage out of control in extremely dry conditions, pushed by the Santa Ana winds.

The Santa Ana winds – which usually blow during October – have rapidly pushed the fires over the past few days and there is zero percent containment at this point, which firefighters say will likely remain the case until the dry conditions and winds relent.

Read full news here: https://inhabitat.com/out-of-control-wildfires-force-thousands-to-flee-their-homes-in-southern-california/

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