Wildfires Are Tearing Through California
Wind-whipped fires are sweeping across the Golden State’s arid terrain, from northern vineyards to Southern California suburbs. In Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles, some 50,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes. “Everything in the house is gone,” said one resident as she watched her home burn.
How long will the fires last? Forecasters predict the threat will continue into the weekend, thanks to the extreme weather conditions, while locals will likely face more blackouts as utility companies cut power to avoid sparking new fires.
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