Hundreds of homes destroyed by out-of-control California wildfire

Hundreds of homes destroyed by out-of-control California wildfireBy Mike Blake VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire whipped by hot, dry Santa Ana winds destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings in and around Ventura, California, on Tuesday as thousands of residents were forced to flee ahead of the flames. The blaze, dubbed the Thomas Fire, broke out on Monday evening in the foothills above Ventura. Winds quickly drove it west into the city some 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.



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