31 Dead, Entire Town Destroyed As Firefighters Battle Flames

Santa Ana winds are doing their worst and that is not good news for outgunned firefighters in California. Between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Woolsey Fire has destroyed more than 84-thousand-acres, destroyed almost 180 structures and is threatening another 57-thousand.

How expansive is this? Red Flag fire danger warnings are now posted in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The Hill Fire, which broke out Thursday near Camarillo in Ventura County, is now 65-percent contained. Along the way, over a quarter million people have been forced from their homes.

In Northern California, the news is worse. The Camp Fire is now being called the most destructive individual wildfire in state history. The blaze – which is burning north of Sacramento – has destroyed more than seven-thousand structures (most of them homes) and burned over 100-thousand acres, including nearly the entire town of Paradise.

 

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