California Wildfires Continue to Spread, Closing Freeways and Destroying Homes

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Donoghue says the car was found off the roadway after what appeared to be a single-car crash. The blaze has now grown to 150 acres. The 101 freeway, closed early Thursday, was reopened hours later.

From artsy Ojai and Fillmore to the ocean-side city of Carpintiera, residents were ordered to evacuate as the flames devoured hundreds of homes and businesses in their path.

Astronauts on the International Space Station took photos of the smoke from the Southern California wildfires affecting the Los Angeles area on the week of Dec. 4, 2017.Astronauts on the International Space Station took photos of the smoke from the Southern California wildfires affecting the Los Angeles area on the week of Dec. 4, 2017. Fire crews also reported there were only light winds. "We are being really, really proactive about evacuating in advance of the fire", Lorenzen said.

Around 30,000 people live in Santa Paula, while Ventura has a population of about 110,000.

By the end of the 21st century, scientists predict that more than 60 percent of the Earth's land will be more vulnerable to wildfire than it is today, mostly in mid-to-high latitudes like the American West.

Rye Fire: As of Tuesday night, the Rye Fire was five per cent contained after charring more than 2,000 hectares in Santa Clarita.

Homes there have been damaged and more than 400 firefighters have been sent there.

"Heck yeah I'm still worried", Rosenzweig said. The air throughout the gallery is filtered by a system that forces it out, rather than a filtration method which would bring air in.

The Santa Ana winds are a common occurence in Southern California between October and March as warm air blows in from the dessert leading to blustery days in the region.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has released a map showing the neighborhoods under evacuation due to the Skirball Fire, which is burning east of the 405 freeway in Bel Air. Firefighters rushed to attack the fires before winds picked up again. You can refer to this road closure map for updates.

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