California forest fires roar, driving 250,000 people out of their homes in LA

California forest fires roar, driving 250,000 people out of their homes in LA

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Wild flames in Southern California approached coastal homes along the famous Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu area. Footage of the wind-driven wildfire was taken by a crew aboard a Firehawk helicopter from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
USA TODAY

Malibu, California – The firefighters hoped that a brief lull in the howling wind would give them a chance on Saturday to block one of the two massive California fires that killed nine people and drove out a quarter of a million people from their homes

Cal Fire officials said the Woolsey fire, which destroyed at least 150 homes and forced residents to evacuate the entire coastal town of Malibu, was still listed as "zero included".

The campfire that extinguished the The city of Paradise in Butte County, 80 miles north of Sacramento, was only five percent contained.

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