Thomas Fire: Thousands forced to evacuate Los Angeles area homes after blaze rapidly spreads

Thomas Fire: Thousands forced to evacuate Los Angeles area homes after blaze rapidly spreadsA wildfire in Ventura County, southern California has forced thousands of people out of their homes and scorched more than 50,000 acres, with second and third fires spreading swiftly over thousands of acres in Los Angeles County. Whipped by high Santa Ana winds and feeding on dry vegetation, the fast-spreading Thomas wildfire prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 27,000 Ventura County residents after igniting overnight. Tens of thousands of people are without power.



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