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Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

John and Julie Wilson sort through the remnants of their burnt out home after the Thomas wildfire swept through Ventura, California, on Wednesday.

Many Twitter users are hailing the man as a hero and saying the heartwarming video has renewed their faith in humanity. "Everything is ashes. Everything".

The fire is burning in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48km) north of Los Angeles, according to KABC.

"He just kept watching and he feels so guilty that he couldn't save it", she continued. "(These) declarations also request that state and federal assistance be provided to the City quickly.

About 500 firefighters were battling the fire that destroyed multiple structures, Ventura County said on its website.

Residents used garden hoses to spray palm trees to keep them from burning as firefighters scrambled to stop the progress of flames. "It really changes your perspective". "The entire town was pitch black".

The Thomas Fire has burned a 10-mile path from Santa Paula to the Pacific Ocean, jumping U.S. Highway 101 along the way.

Romero-Rodriguez makes a modest living as a jewelry salesman and he lost the pearls, earrings, bracelets and watches that made up his inventory.

But instead, a miracle, her 26-year-old mare survived and was rescued, singed and scared, but alive. And inside it was fuzzy. As of Wednesday evening, the Thomas Fire in Ventura was the biggest and fastest-spreading fire and was only 5 percent contained by firefighters.

Amid growing calls for his resignation, Senator Al Franken announced this morning that he will be giving a speech on the Senate floor before noon. The blaze was so close to the road that both directions of the freeway were closed, and homes were evacuated in Bel-Air.

Thomas Fire: The fire continues to burn in the foothills about 80 kilometres north of Los Angeles.

Little flame was visible by late Tuesday, but Wednesday, fire exploded on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, closing a section of heavily traveled Interstate 405 and destroying four homes. They also help large animals like horses when they can. "It's critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so".

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