Fast-spreading California blaze, one of dozens, prompts evacuations

Firefighters work at the site of a wildfire in Goleta, California, U.S., July 6, 2018 in this image obtained on social media. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire/via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and high temperatures tore through homes and forced 3,200 residents to evacuate. The Holiday Fire, one of more than three dozen in western U.S. states, broke out near the beach community of Goleta, California, on […]

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