Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rageFARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) – Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north of San Diego exploding in size in just a few hours and dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday. Flames hopscotched over highways and railroad tracks, and residents rushed to evacuate their homes with only minutes’ warning, some leaving behind holiday gifts. About 200,000 residents were evacuated from their homes at one point, though some were due to return on Thursday evening.



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