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Omg! Thousands flee their homes in southern California as #Venturafire rip through city #ThomasFire

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— Fire sweep through 31,000 acres (12,500 hectares) in a matter of hours in Ventura and Santa Paula
— Firefighters warned the fire was moving so fast they were unable to contain it.

Thousands under mandatory evacuation in southern California as #Venturafire rip through city

Some 27,000 residents were forced to flee their homes in the middle of the night as a fast-moving wildfire ripped through southern California.

Several thousand homes are under mandatory evacuation in the cities of Ventura and Santa Paula, some 70 miles (115 km) north of Los Angeles.

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Fanned by high winds, the fire swept through 31,000 acres (12,500 hectares) in a matter of hours.
One person died in a traffic accident while trying to flee the blaze – which has been named the Thomas Fire – and one firefighter was injured, officials say.

They also said 150 structures had been destroyed, and more than 260,000 people were without power.

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