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Wind-Whipped Fires Spread Misery Across Southern California

Wind-Whipped Fires Spread Misery Across Southern California

LOS ANGELES, California, November 17, 2008 (ENS) – High winds, high temperatures and extremely dry conditions have whipped up fires across southern California that destroyed the home of actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones among 100 others in the coastal town of Montecito. Neither of the actors or their two children was home at…

Wind-Driven Wildfires North of Los Angeles Claim Two Lives

Wind-Driven Wildfires North of Los Angeles Claim Two Lives

LOS ANGELES, California, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – Fanned by Santa Ana winds gusting to 70 miles per hour, a wildfire 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of suburban homes in Lopez and Kagel Canyons. The Marek fire has burned 4,726 acres of light brush with grass and chaparral since…