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California wildfires spark EVACUATION warning in city as flames ravage homes

The voluntary evacuation warning has been issued for Carpinteria east of Bailard Ave.

The area is under threat from the ‘Thomas Fire’ which has so far burnt through 90,000 acres.

Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for parts Santa Paula, Ventura, Casitas Springs and Ojai Valley.

Authorities have warned Southern California residents Santa Ana winds and dry vegetation have fuelled the wildfires and there is a potential for it to worsen in the next 24 hours.

Tim Chavez, a fire behaviour analyst for CalFire said: ”We stand a fairly good chance of a very challenging night and day (Thursday). 

“There’s a lot of potential for some large fire growth for the Thomas Fire.”

More to follow…

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