Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP
Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP

200,000 people flee wildfires in southern California

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Topic |   Natural disasters
Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP
Firefighters put out a fire on the southbound side of the US 101 freeway in Mondos Beach, west of Ventura, California on December 7, 2017, where high winds across southern California have been a recipe for explosive fire growth. Wildfires in Los Angeles are threatening multimillion dollar mansions that forced more than 200,000 people to flee. Photo: AFP
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