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27,000 in California Forced to Evacuate as Wildfire Hits Ventura

By R&WI Staff | December 6, 2017

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Sikorsky S-70A. Photo from file.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Sikorsky S-70A. File photo

A wildfire moved across Ventura, California, early Tuesday. Los Angeles Times reports that it burned 45,500 acres and forced 27,000 people to evacuate. As of 7 a.m. local time, the fire was not contained, though 1,000 firefighters were on the scene, with more on the way. One helicopter was reported to be dropping water. Authorities planned to wait until winds died down to deploy fixed-wing aircraft.

Click here to read the article from the Los Angeles Times.

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