"Wildfire Forces Thousands To Flee Homes North Of Los Angeles"

"A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

Some 7,700 households in Ventura County, California, about 70 miles (115 km) northwest of Los Angeles, were told to leave as the 25,000-acre wildfire, known as the Thomas Fire, burned dry brush after erupting earlier on Monday evening, Ventura County officials said on Twitter. "

Brendan O'Brien reports for Reuters December 5, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 12/05/2017