Firefighters Make Progress in California as Winds Die Down

Fierce Santa Ana winds continued to subside overnight, allowing firefighters to make some progress in containing the turbocharged fires that forced thousands of Southern Californians to flee their homes. Three separate fires from Orange County to Santa Barbara have destroyed more than 800 houses, mobile homes and apartments since Thursday night. In all, the fires have consumed more than 35,000 acres, often at incredible speed, thanks to 50- to 70-mile per hour winds. Nearly 50,000 people...Full Story
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