October 23, 2007

Wildfires in southern California

About half a million southern California residents, particularly around the San Diego area, have been evacuated after days of what has been considered the worst fires ever to hit the city. Firefighters find it difficult to fight the flames, which are spreading quickly because of the dry vegetation and the Santa Anas winds (fierce northeastern winds that usually blow from October to February). Read all about it in this article published by the Associated Press, which also contains links to several TV news stories.

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