California wildfires send residents fleeing on Sunday (video)

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The situation in Southern California remains dangerous, as fires are being pushed along by strong winds Sunday.

According to the AP, “a flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as flames scorched through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven’t burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days.”

As shown in the video below, the fires are burning down homes to be left in ashes, and melting cars that no look like charred metal.

So far, the destructive fires have destroyed nearly 800 homes and other buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced more than 200,000 people to flee flames that have burned over 270 square miles (700 square kilometers) since Dec. 4. One death, so far, a 70-year-old woman who crashed her car on an evacuation route, is attributed to the fire in Santa Paula, a small city where the fire began.

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