Santa Ana Winds Roar Through S. Calif., Whip Fires On Destructive Path

"A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires burned out of control in Southern California on Tuesday, destroying at least 180 structures, forcing thousands to flee and smothering the region with smoke in what officials predicted would be a pitched battle for days.

In Ventura, flames consumed dozens of stucco-and-tile homes along tidy streets and cul-de-sacs. Propane tanks exploded and fan palms became ragged torches lofting fiery debris hundreds of yards.

By morning, an estimated 150 structures were destroyed in scenes reminiscent of the deadly October firestorm that tore through Santa Rosa."

Laura J. Nelson, Matt Hamilton, and Alene Tchekmedyian report for the Los Angeles Times December 6, 2017.


"Hundreds of Homes Destroyed By Out-Of-Control California Wildfire" (Reuters)

Source: LA Times, 12/06/2017