State of Emergency Declared for Southern California's Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside Counties

 
 

THE WEATHER CHANNEL reports:

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for areas impacted by an aggressive wildfire burning south of Los Angeles.

The emergency declaration was issued Thursday for Orange and Riverside counties because of the so-called Holy Fire, burning in the Cleveland National Forest. The inferno has chased some 20,000 residents from their homes, and others were urged, though not required, to evacuate.

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