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Calif. Fires Destroy Hundreds of Homes

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:18:30 GMT

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, raising the number of people forced to flee the flames into the hundreds of thousands....

San Diego Stadium Houses Fire Evacuees

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:26:34 GMT

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees two years earlier in New Orleans, thousands of people rousted by natural disaster fled to the NFL stadium here, waiting out the calamity and worrying about their homes....

Homes Leveled in Calif. Mountain Fires

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:34:55 GMT

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) -- Standing on the shore of a scenic mountain lake near the scorched ruins of his $1.6 million home, James Towery cupped his hands and yelled into a sky thick with smoke....

Unusually Strong Santa Anas Fan Flames

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 02:56:46 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wildfires tearing through thousands of parched acres of Southern California are being fanned by unusually powerful seasonal winds that have whipped the flames with alarming speed, experts said Monday. And they warn that Californians might be in for more this winter....