Ventura County Fire Forces Mass Evacuations and Leaves Households Without Power

StoryfulWeatherPublished: December 5, 201710 views
Published: December 5, 2017

A brush fire in Ventura County exploded to 10,000 acres on the night of December 4, with one confirmed death caused by a fire-related automobile accident. The fire was first reported at around 6:25 pm and was said to be moving at a “rapid rate,” according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Road closures were reported and more than 1,000 homes were evacuated under a mandatory order at the time of writing. Strong winds in the area, recorded at 43 mph with gusts over 60 mph, fueled the fast-moving fire. Credit: Instagram/karenkroghphoto via Storyful

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