Wildfires in California – level 2

15-11-2018 15:00

There are wildfires in California again because the forests are dry and the winds are strong. They spread fires quickly, and over 177 kilometres of land burns.

Thousands of buildings burn down and one town called Paradise is completely destroyed. Around 30,000 people lived there.

Around 250,000 people have to flee. Nine or more people die – five of them are found dead in their burned-out cars. In Malibu, the homes of Hollywood stars burn down, too. Everybody from Malibu is evacuated.

Difficult words: spread (grow), flee (get away, run away).

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