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California wildfire: Thousands flee third largest blaze in state’s history

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Firefighters keep a close watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills outside Montecito, California Reuters

A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds has grown into the third largest in the state’s history, turning neighbourhoods into ghost towns through forced evacuations and showering ash on some areas like heavy snow.

High winds and dry conditions were expected to remain through the weekend to power the so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California, which has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, threatened 18,000 others, and killed one person since erupting on 4 December.

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The Independent

 

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