US: California wildfire threatens 30,000 homes, forces evacuations


A pair of rapidly intensifying wildfires in Ventura County, California, are forcing thousands of evacuations and already burning structures.

The Woolsey Fire, the blaze currently causing the most concern for firefighters, was up to 7,500 acres around 1:30 a.m. local time, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

The department said 30,000 people had been evacuated in the area and as many as 30,000 homes were threatened. The fire was zero percent contained.

WATCH: As more than 30,000 people fled a raging wildfire in Northern California, they were forced to take clogged evacuation routes and drive straight through roaring flames while trying to escape.



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