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Southern California fires force evacuation of 75,000 homes

AP  |  Camarillo Springs (US) 

Portions of Southern remain under siege as two large brush fires are threatening numerous communities. reports that one of the fires has now scorched 8,000 acres as winds picked up early Friday, with some 75,000 homes under evacuation orders along the border of and counties.

Fire Department Public Information Officer says the blaze has destroyed or damaged many buildings.

A second fire has been burning in the Santa Rosa Valley east of Camarillo, west of near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks.

By Thursday evening, it had scorched up to 7,000 acres and sent residents of more than 1,200 homes fleeing, the Times reports.

No have been reported in either fire.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:30 IST