As fires rage out of control in Southern California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declares a State of Emergency in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. More than 30,000 acres have already been affected by the raging wild fires. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the community of Ramona Sunday night as an out-of-control wildfire burned more than 8,000 acres.
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
Wildfires Sweep Across Southern California, Killing 1 and Destroying Homes in Malibu
From the high desert to the Pacific Ocean, out-of-control wildfires engulfed swaths of drought-parched Southern California, claiming one life, destroying several homes and a church in Malibu, and forcing an entire community to evacuate.
Thousands more homes remained at risk as hot, dry Santa Ana desert winds continued to churn into the region early Monday