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

Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency early on Saturday, July 7, as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and high temperatures tore through homes and forced 3,200 residents to evacuate.

A firefighting air tanker drops Foscheck fire retardant near a structure ahead of the County Fire on July 2, 2018 in Esparto, California. (AFP)

The Holiday Fire, one of more than three dozen in western US states, broke out near the beach community of Goleta, California, on Friday night before charring dried vegetation in the foothills south of the Los Padres National Forest.

Dozens of fires have broken out across the western United States, fanned by scorching heat, winds and low humidity.

source: press tv

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