WEB Notes: These fires continue to grow, our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in harms way.
Almost 200,000 people have been forced from their homes by wildfires rampaging through California as firefighters on Thursday raced to tackle another new blaze.
The number of evacuees almost quadrupled as a fifth fire broke out to the north of San Diego.
Fire crews are struggling to contain the blazes which are being fanned by the region’s Santa Ana winds, which could yet reach hurricane force.
The hot, dry winds blow in from the California desert, and the state CAL Fire agency warned that gusty condition and low humidity would exacerbate the danger throughout the weekend.
— Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) December 6, 2017