Brush Fire in California Prompts Evacuations

More than 425 firefighters are battling fires in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush fire 90 miles outside Los Angeles (CA), reports ABC News.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes near Banning (CA) in the Inland Empire section of Southern California.

“If the winds die down, firefighters will be able to get busy on the ground and hopefully we can hook this fire. But if we get strong, erratic winds throughout the evening, that could create quite a challenge,” John Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said.

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