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Top 10 Most Destructive California Wildfires

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November 2018 in California has been very hectic because of the numerous fires that have been happening in Southern California.  One of the massive fires that is still occurring now is the Woolsey Fire. The Woolsey Fire was first located to be scorching in Oak Park on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 after very windy conditions.  This fire crossed the 101 Freeway, burning both sides of the freeway, causing it to close for safety purposes. The Woolsey fire also reached Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu, and surrounding areas, searing copious structures such as buildings and houses into ashes.  With all the smoke and ashes being spread, it will not only make it harder for people to breath, but it will be way worse for the people with any sort of breathing issues, asthma, or allergies. Areas that the fire came close to had to evacuate for their own safety. All of Malibu had to evacuate as quickly as possible to avoid the rapid and extreme fire with wind speeds around 40-60 miles per hour. Highway 1 was also closed because of the fire that reached Malibu and for safety precautions as well.  It is said that there might be two fatalities. As of now, it is estimated that more than 90,000 acres have burned and around 370 houses were charred by the Woolsey Fire. The firefighters have been putting in all their efforts to stop the fire by working full 24 hour shifts and now Woolsey is 2 percent contained. We can only wish the best for firefighters and all the people that were affected during this natural disaster. 

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Hello, my name is Aaliyah and this is my first year working with the journalism crew. I love to play sports and I am currently in a soccer and dance team....

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