100,000 evacuated, hundreds of schools closed amid fears of new fires, powerful winds
The magnitude of the wildfire siege in parts of Southern California continued to worsen Wednesday, with more than 100,000 people forced from their homes and authorities warning of the return of dangerous winds on Thursday.
Fires continued Wednesday even as the Santa Ana winds that caused them to spread so much earlier in the week calmed down. But forecasters warn that’s temporary and that the wind speeds will increase Thursday morning, with gusts of more than 50 mph likely.
In anticipation of the heavy winds, all Los Angeles Unified schools in the San Fernando Valley as well as 17 schools... read more
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