Extreme Weather

Wind gusts reach hurricane force as wildfires torch Southern California

LA home fire burns
California fires force thousands to evacuate across the state
01:54 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The race to stop an inferno torching the Los Angeles area has gotten more dangerous as furious winds – some as strong as in a hurricane – stoke the flames.

Gusts of up to 70 mph will fuel the Getty Fire through Thursday, threatening more than 7,000 homes, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

And that’s just one of at least 10 wildfires burning across California.