Sporadically for months, fierce wildfires spread across sunny California, ruining the scenery, homes and everything in between. While firefighting crews have made impressive progress, they have not completely extinguished the fires. As of early November, vicious flames continued to advance through California because of the dry, dehydrated climate. The aggressive blazes pushed many residents out of their homes on Oct. 31, and most people returned to find their homes obliterated to ash.
According to NBC News, “Authorities ordered mandatory evacuations of about 490 homes with about 1,300 residents.” The fires continued to swallow homes, and one firefighter was “overcome by smoke from the flames.” While Ventura County Fire Department has worked devotedly to extinguish the fires, the people of Riverside and other nearby areas of Southern California have been warned that “the fires could re-ignite at any moment.” According to NBC News, because smoke and flames enveloped large parts of California, there have been “Rolling power blackouts to prevent downed or damaged power lines from sparking new fires.” Keep Reading