California Fire Demolishes Dozens of Homes; US 101 Shut Down

  • June 18, 2016 - A wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara shut down California's major coastal highway forcing firefighters to take retreat behind a fire engine as flames roared at them. The blaze, which is likely to have been stoked by winds, expanded to more than 6 square miles. Such blazes were expected to get worse with the arrival of extreme heatwave across the Southwest.


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