Saturday 20 January 2018

Homes at risk as Californian wildfires grow

WILDFIRES in California that forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes have grown.

The uncontained blaze near Santa Fe has spread to eight square miles, making it the biggest of several burning in the west as it placed the city under a blanket of haze.

The fire, in the Santa Fe National Forest, is burning only 25 miles from the city, prompting the Red Cross to set up an emergency shelter.

Officials warned residents in about 140 summer homes to evacuate.

Irish Independent

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