Thousands Evacuate After Southern California Wildfires

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes in Southern California as wildfires continue to rage on.

A state of emergency has been declared in Ventura and Kagel Canyon.

In Ventura, 70 square miles have been consumed by fire. Additionally 150 structures were destroyed.

At least 27,000 people were evacuated in the cities of Santa Paula and Ventura.

A separate fire forced evacuations in Kagel Canyon.

The fires are being fueled by Santa Ana winds.

The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California. They originate from cool, dry high-pressure air masses in the Great Basin.

The Team

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