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Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

GOLETA, Calif. — With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state. Along the Central Coast, firefighters battled two major blazes on opposite ends of Santa Barbara County. […]

Emergency: Ca Orovile dam spillway near failure, evacuations ordered

Emergency: Ca Orovile dam spillway near failure, evacuations ordered

The California Department of Water Resources issued a sudden evacuation order shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday for residents near the Oroville Dam in northern California, warning that the dam’s emergency spillway would fail in the next 60 minutes. The Oroville Dam is the highest in the nation. An emergency alert issued on Facebook stated: “EMERGENCY […]

Wildfire near Los Angeles forces 80,000 people to evacuate

Wildfire near Los Angeles forces 80,000 people to evacuate

A fast moving wildfire in southern California has forced the evacuation of more than 80, sales 000 people just east of Los Angeles. Around 700 firefighters are struggling to contain the so called Bluecut blaze in San Bernardino County which has already engulfed 15,000 acres. Fueled by fierce winds and high temperatures the fire broke […]