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As flames rage with Southern California fires, there is nothing treated as sacred that stands in its way. Homes and churches are threatened.
According to a report in The New York Times, the California Fires Enter the Heart of Los Angeles: “By Wednesday evening, the fire in Bel-Air consumed at least 475 acres and a handful of structures, small figures compared with some of the other blazes. But in such a densely populated area, the prospect of warm, dry Santa Ana winds whipping the flames into other neighborhoods had many residents of Los Angeles’ west side preparing for possible evacuation. Officials ordered 700 homes in Bel-Air evacuated.”
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As residents evacuate, they pray. Abe Hagigat, 61, told The New York Times as he packed up his car outside his home in Bel-Air and watered his roof: “We’ve all been through this before. We stay calm, do what they tell us, and pray.”
The Chicago Tribune reported that “Out of Control” Southern California Fire Explodes as Growing Blazes Force 27,000 to Flee. And containment doesn’t look like it’s coming any time soon.
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The Chicago Tribune reports: “The prospects for containment are not good,” Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said at a news briefing as the fire...
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