California wildfires strengthened by winds as hundreds are evacuated

Reuters: A fierce, wind-whipped brush fire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening several thousand homes and a military base as more than 1,100 dwellings were ordered evacuated and a university campus was closed. A force of more than 900 firefighters had managed by daybreak to carve containment lines around about 10% of the perimeter of the inferno, which has scorched some 10,000 acres of dry, dense brush and chaparral since erupting on Thursday morning. Several......

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