Thousands of firefighters battling blazes in Southern California as winds pick up

OJAI, Ventura County — As devastating Santa Ana winds picked up Thursday, thousands of firefighters dug in for an extended battle to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in Southern California as it rampaged over dry hills toward Santa Barbara.

Howling gusts continued to usher on the 96,000-acre Thomas Fire, which had destroyed 150 structures in Ventura County and was threatening 15,000 more amid an unusual later-season storm of blazes that closed freeways and spurred mass evacuations all over the region....

21 Published By - Bay Area News - 2017.12.08. 01:31
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