Friday, November 14, 2008

Fires rage in Santa Barbara County: State of Emergency Declared

Firefighters pour water on the remains of the Physics Building at Westmont College.

Santa Barbara Fire Department crews fights to put out flames at a home on Coyote Drive in Montecito.



The charred remains of the house and car above are contrasted with the firefighter battling the

blaze on the right.

Over 2,500 acres of coastal foothills have been engulfed by fast-moving flames stroked by the Santa Ana and sundowner winds, but they are reportedly calming down today. Over 100 homes have been destroyed and there are thousands of people who have had to flee the area.


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