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California Wildfires

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 09:03

My family is safe, thank God, but others are in the path of another deadly inferno, which has returned to Southern California.

Will the 2019 wildfires surpass last year's destructive path? The wildfire season was the deadliest wildfire season ever recorded in California, with a total of 8,527 fires burning 1,893,913 acres.

A red flag warning is in effect over portions of The Southland as deadly wildfires whipped by the treacherous Santa Ana winds damaged over 33 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 100K.

Public safety officials say the Saddleridge blaze started as a brush fire in Sylmar, the northernmost LA neighborhood driven by the hot, dry winds that sweep down from the deserts and across the region.

In Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, the Sandalwood fire swept through a hilltop mobile home park and destroyed 74 structures and damaged 16 others in Calimesa. At least two people have died, according to authorities.

Wildfires in Southern California force over 100,000 evacuations https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/race-contain-wind-fueled-los-angel…

Map: See Where the Saddleridge Fire is Burning https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Saddleridge-Sayre-F…

Fast-moving fire drives thousands from California homes https://www.yahoo.com/news/news/son-says-mother-89-missing-052603620.ht…

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