LOS ANGELES, California, October 22, 2007 (ENS) – More than eleven major wildfires are blazing from Los Angeles to San Diego, claiming one life and prompting California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to proclaim a state of emergency in seven counties.
Fanned by fierce Santa Ana winds, the fires have burned a number of homes, businesses and other structures. Residents have been evacuated in dangerous areas.
Throughout the region, more than 30,000 acres have already burned, and more areas are threatened.
The wildfires are being driven by dry conditions and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, making it impossible to fight the fires with helicopters, and fire officials expect these conditions to continue for several days.
We live in Temecula, seems like we’re in the eye of the hurricane. Do you live near the fires? Are you having flashbacks of a couple years ago?