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A Look At The California Wildfires' Jaw-Dropping Numbers

A Look At The California Wildfires' Jaw-Dropping Numbers

Now, she and the children were leaving their home for a Red Cross emergency shelter at a local fairground, where the youngest, Enrique, celebrated his ninth birthday on Thursday with the gift of a few fake plastic guns - the only toys the children could scrounge up in the shelter amid the chaos.

As the winds tumble over the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ana mountains, they drop from high elevation to sea level, compressing and heating up in the process.

"We're basically in an urban firefight in Ventura, where if you can keep that house from burning, you might be able to slow the fire down", said Tim Chavez, a fire behavior specialist at the blaze.

But Roy DeFilippis, a retiree from Florida, felt that because they were safe from the fires, it just made for a good story to tell his friends.

Around 27,000 people in southern California have been forced to leave their homes because of wildfires. At their most powerful, the winds can wreck destruction throughout the region, knocking down trees and power lines.

Hundreds of engines are coming from fire departments in other states, LA County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said.

They will need to prove that their ticket was issued on or before Dec. 6, 2017, and that the affected flight was originally scheduled for travel between Dec. 6 to Dec. 8.

California wildfires: 120000 forced to flee as blazes tear through south of state
A Look At The California Wildfires' Jaw-Dropping Numbers

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District closed all of its schools Wednesday and Thursday.

The hot and dry weather in the region has also contributed to the rapid spread of California's fires. For changes made to new flights after Dec. 11, the change fee will be waived, but the airline will charge the difference in the fare. This year was the second hottest on record when measured half way through the year.

Flames burned a wine storage shed at media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 16-acre (6.5-hectare) Moraga Vineyards estate and appeared to have damaged about 7 acres (2.8 hectares) of vines, a spokeswoman said. It exceeded six sq miles within hours and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club.

A total of six major fires are now burning, and flames are heading south toward Santa Barbara and San Diego. Three people were burned while escaping the fire, said Capt Nick Schuler of the California department of forestry and fire protection. "God knows it, the government knows it, President Macri knows it, too".

The aid organization Direct Relief has been delivering respiratory supplies and medicines to care facilities. "Having those basic things that we discussed in a bag that you can just take with you really quickly is important". Mayor Garcetti announced evacuation orders would be lifted Friday for residents.

"Life is a true adventure, isn't it?" he said.

It was not yet clear how many horses had died but all of Friday's races at Los Alamitos racecourse were cancelled as the racing community mourned.