Nov 25, 2007

California wildfires in Pictures

A California wildfire spread quickly Saturday, destroying at least 35 Malibu homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents in three communities. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the blaze, known as the Corral fire, began after 3:30 a.m. It burned 4,650 acres and destroyed more than 50 homes by late Saturday afternoon.

The fire, which is feeding on brush and trees along Malibu ravines and hills, is being fueled by the hot dry Santa Ana desert winds. Helicopters, airplanes, DC-10 jumbo jets and 1,700 firefighters battled the flames and the racing winds.

Six firefighters reported minor injuries. Between 10,000 and 14,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Santa Ana winds played a prominent role in the October fires in Southern California. (Photo: AP via BBC)


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