California Wildfires Threaten Stars’ Homes

November 15, 2008
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Wildfires continue to rage in the Yorba Linda, Corona, Sylmar and Santa Barbara areas of California. Those burning in the Montecito area are threatening the homes of numerous Hollywood celebrities. Read the rest of the story and see videos of the fires below.


Fires continue to burn wildly in the the Yorba Linda, Corona, Sylmar and Santa Barbara areas of California. Fires are currently putting power lines at risk, which has caused rolling blackouts throughout the region, as many of the lines have been shut down. So far, four firefighters have been injured and over 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the northern San Fernando Valley. A fire in this area, which started on Friday, has already consumed over 6,500 acres.

Weather continues to be a large factor in fighting the fires. One burning in Yorba Linda was able to jump a highway thanks in part to winds and is now moving towards Anaheim Hills. Over 1,000 acres and 12 structures have already been damaged in this area.

In Santa Barbara, fires have destroyed 100 homes in a wealthy neighborhood, and as many as 13 people have been injured. Rob Lowe, Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Christopher Lloyd and Oprah Winfrey are some of the celebrities that own homes in the Montecito area affected by these fires. 1,000 firefighters worked to contain the blaze, but, once again, wind threatened to rebuff their efforts and spread the fire into surrounding areas. A state of emergency has been declared in the area.

Videos from the wildfires are below.





Santa Barbara California Wildfire Video





Yorba Linda Corona California Wildfire Video


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