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100,000 evacuated, hundreds of schools closed amid fears of new fires, powerful winds

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100,000 evacuated, hundreds of schools closed amid fears of new fires, powerful winds

the magnitude of the wildfire siege in parts of southern california continued to worsen wednesday, with more than 100,000 people forced from their homes and authorities warning of the return of dangerous winds on thursday.fires continued wednesday even as the santa ana winds that caused them to spread so much earlier in the week calmed down. but forecasters warn that’s temporary and that the wind speeds will increase thursday morning, with gusts of more than 50 mph likely.in anticipation of the heavy winds, all los angeles unified schools in the san fernando valley as well as 17 schools on the city’s westside will be closed for the rest of the week, district officials said wednesday afternoon.the decision closes at least 265 schools in neighborhoods affected by the wildfires raging in and near los angeles.on wednesday, firefighters and residents from ventura county to los angeles used the calmer conditions to try to make headway in advance of thursday’s expected winds.brent clark, 58, stood on the roof of his faria beach home in northern ventura county and began watering it down. not far away, past the railroad tracks and highway 1, flames made their way down the hillsides as they burned through acres of chaparral.looking at the flames, kay clark, 58, turned her attention to a cypress tree across from their home.“that tree worries me,” she said.“everything depends on what the winds do,” brent clark said.on tuesday night, residents of faria beach were told to eva...