California struck once more by devastating infernos

California struck once more by devastating infernosMore than a thousand firefighters were struggling to contain a wind-whipped brush fire in southern California on Tuesday that has left at least one person dead, sent thousands fleeing, and was choking the area with thick black smoke. The Ventura County Fire Department said more than 27,000 people had been told to evacuate as the fast-moving fire in the coastal county north of Los Angeles grew to 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares). California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the area, announcing: “This fire is very dangerous and spreading rapidly.



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