California fire forces more to flee

by bil | October 23rd, 2007

At least 270,000 residents of California have been forced to flee from their homes, fearing severe California burn injuries. The fires have burned more than 700 homes and razed 384 square miles of Southern California.

We may only be seeing the beginning of the destruction of the fires; Tuesday’s forecast predicts even hotter temperatures and strong Santa Ana gusts of wind, which will only serve to exacerbate the spread of the blaze.

A California burn injury sustained in a wildfire can be life-threatening, as wildfires often start out as small blazes but then spread to into bigger ones that spread through the surrounding landscapes unpredictably and extremely quickly.

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