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Southern California Wildfires Burn Out of Control (PHOTOS)

Southern California Wildfires Burn Out of Control (PHOTOS)

Edison had taken steps to prepare for the Santa Ana winds.

The cities of Ventura and Santa Paula - 70 miles north of Los Angeles - have been the worse affected areas, and have now been completely evacuated.

Steve Andruszkewicz and his wife used a garden hose to spray palm trees to keep them from burning as glowing embers whirled in the wind and flames raced down a hillside across the street from their beachside home early Thursday.

The California Department of Transportation has an app called QuickMap that is being updated live with more information. California's unusual wildfire activity comes largely thanks to dry conditions in the region and the state's Santa Ana winds.

This year has been much drier, downtown Los Angeles has recorded just 3mm of rain since October 1, the 11th driest start to the "wet season" in 141 years of records. But roadways remain closed throughout the region. "We're very grateful but I know we're not out of the woods".

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said more than 230,000 people had been forced from their homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Forecasters predict some areas to have 80 mph winds.

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"No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family", Franken's Twitter account tweeted in response to a Minnesota Public Radio story late Wednesday evening.

Officials got a call of a fire, dubbed the Skirball Fire, moving uphill at 4:52 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

A large estate and vineyard owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch was also threatened, and suffered some damage.

Bel Air brush fire: A brush fire in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighbourhood erupted Wednesday morning on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily travelled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains, where ridge tops are covered with expensive homes. Many schools across Los Angeles were closed because of poor air quality and classes were canceled at 265 schools Thursday.

CalFire officials anticipate the fire to continue to grow in the coming days due to strong winds.

"He just kept watching and he feels so guilty that he couldn't save it", she continued.