May 3 - Wildfires blaze through 8,000 acres of dry brush-covered terrain in Southern California prompting evacuations and threatening thousands of homes. Deborah Gembara reports.
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This is what Californians woke up to on Friday --- sizzling heat from wildfires which are tearing their way through the north coast of Los Angeles.
Fierce winds and the area's dry terrain are fueling the blaze, which has already devoured 8,000 acres and threatens thousands of homes. Many people have been evacuated from the region, which from the sky looked as though it were outlined in glowing orange.
The blaze has englufedfarm buildings and vehicles but so far, no homes.
More than 900 firefighters are working to contain the flames which Ventura County officials say is burning a path toward Malibu.
Fanned by the Santa Anna winds, the fire has ignited what many officials predict will be a particularly scorching fire season throughout much of the Southwest.
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