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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

25K People Evacuated Due to Wildfire in California

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A wildfire burning in Orange County, California has forced the evacuation of 25,000 people.

The fire measures 26 square kilometres and is only ten percent contained.

500 firefighters have been deployed to battle the fire. Two of the firefighters have been hospitalized.

Fire weather will remain an issue in Southern California over the next few days. Mostly dry weather conditions are expected to continue as a large area of high pressure is positioned over the western United States.

There is a critical fire risk today for Riverside, San Bernardino, Oxnard, Ontario, and Fontana, California.

Air Stagnation Advisories remain in effect for much of the interior Northwest US through Tuesday, as upper-level ridging and high pressure at the surface will lead to poor air quality.


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