Wildfires Spur Thousands to Evacuate in Southern California
Thursday, 7 December 2017 Unrelenting winds overnight stoked wildfires scorching Southern California, forcing officials to expand evacuation orders in Ventura County north of the city and to close a 17-mile stretch of the main coastal freeway there as flames bore down.
On Tuesday, thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes after a series of wildfires broke out around the Los Angeles area. The fires, which centered around Ventura, Sylmar, and Santa Clarita Counties, were reportedly caused by dry, gusty winds, and below-average precipitation in recent...
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