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Strong Winds Whip Up Wildfires In California As Thousands Lose Power

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Strong Winds Whip Up Wildfires In California As Thousands Lose Power

Strong Winds Whip Up Wildfires In California As Thousands Lose Power

Wind fueled wildfires were still burning uncontrolled in California early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters battled blazes threatening thousands of homes in a race against time as stronger winds are expected later.

Reuters reports that thousands of residents have already fled and hundreds of thousands of others have lost power.

Power outages are the result of power companies cutting off electricity in an effort to prevent more fires from snapped cables.

The latest fire broke out near the Getty Center museum, housing priceless artworks, on the west side of Los Angeles.

Hundreds of miles away, more crews are fighting the biggest and most destructive fire, the Kincade, north of San Francisco.

LeBron James, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as other celebrities, have been forced to leave their homes.

Weather forecasters are expecting winds to get much worse in the coming days, with gusts up to 80mph in some areas.


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