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Santa Ana winds fan raging California fires — Gusty and dry

Smoke hangs over a canyon damaged by the Skirball fire near the Bel Air neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles California U.S. Dece Smoke hangs over a canyon damaged by the Skirball fire near the Bel Air neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles California U.S. Dece
Orlondo Matamoros | Diciembre 06, 2017, 15:56

About 500 firefighters from several agencies are actively fighting the fire, according to Ventura County's emergency information website.

Poor air quality from the fire in Ventura County led the Rams to cancel their scheduled Wednesday afternoon practice at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks.

It is believed that the fire broke out close to Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, some 80km north of Los Angeles, early on Monday morning.

In addition to 50,000 acres burning in Ventura, more than 15,000 acres have been engulfed in Los Angeles county, with smaller active fires also in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, according to authorities.

Evacuee Lorie Denis, 56, stared at the devastation late Tuesday morning as firefighters poured water on the blackened hull of the Harbor View Apartments in the foothills above downtown Ventura. Sylmar California. December 5, 2017. The cause of the fire was unknown on Tuesday morning, but officials were far more focused on halting the blaze than on finding its cause.

Evacuation shelters are open at the Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building.

At least two structures have already burned and power outages have been reported across the county.

The first fire, named the Thomas Fire, started Monday evening north of Santa Paula, California, growing rapidly overnight and reaching the city of Ventura.

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The blaze has grown with astonishing speed.

Some 7,000 homes from Santa Paula to Ventura were evacuated.

In issuing his emergency proclamation to secure state and federal disaster resources, Brown cited the destruction, the threats to critical infrastructure and the high winds. Second: Are we supposed to celebrate the narrator's begrudging generosity?

Extremely high winds, low humidities and dry fuel are making conditions about as bad as they can be, Lorenzen said. This time the wildfires have struck Ventura County. Electricity supply has also been affected after the fire torched a main supply line in the region.

"We're alive and we're healthy", he said. To wit: This is a song about Billy, a tiny runaway who dashes into the arms of a local Santa, telling a tale of woe. "Right now with the last five to six years being in a drought, and then getting some rain this winter, it didn't change much of the vegetation".

"I went outside and looked, and I saw the flames coming over the hill", he said.

Each of the fires was pushed by dry Santa Ana winds, with gusts up to 60 mph. Listen and spare a thought for the fact that America's incarceration rate is the highest in the world - more than 2 million Americans will be spending Christmas in prison.