- Third-largest wildfire in state history threatens 18,000 buildings
- One firefighter has died in huge effort to contain the blaze
New evacuation orders were issued on Saturday in Santa Barbara County, California, as wind gusts up to 60mph pushed the third-largest wildfire in state history towards a wealthy enclave which is home to Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities.
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/16/california-thomas-wildfire
Author : Associated Press in Santa Barbara
Publish date : 16 December 2017 | 7:40 pm
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