California battles second wave of wildfires (Thedrinksbusiness)

California battles second wave of wildfires (Thedrinksbusiness)

Fires ignited on Monday throughout southern California and have already burnt through 100,000 acres, with fires still burning in Ventura Counties, including Ojai, to the the east of Los Angeles, on the edge of Santa Barbara wine country.

Nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, and 150 structures have been damaged as of Wednesday morning, with California’s governor Jerry Brown declaring a state of emergency.

A number of properties in the Bel Air area been destroyed by the Skirball fire, including Rupert Murdoch’s $30m home, with flames reaching a temperature-controlled wine storage shed on the mogul’s Moraga Vineyards estate on Wednesday. Read more

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