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California wildfires: Five dead and more than 150,000 evacuated

04:18 Sat Nov 10, 2018


Taken from/By: BBC
Report by: BBC

At least five people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say.

West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire has jumped a major highway and is now threatening coastal areas, including parts of Malibu.

Further north near Sacramento, the five victims were found in cars in a town that was destroyed by the Camp Fire.

Both fires are moving fast, fanned by strong winds.

The fire broke out near Thousand Oaks, an area about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles where an attacker killed 12 people on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of 75,000 homes.

Residents have now been ordered to evacuate from several more towns to the west of Thousand Oaks, including Calabasas immediately south of Highway 101 and Malibu on the coast, as well as from the western edge of Los Angeles.



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