Wildfires in California – level 3

15-11-2018 15:00

In California, wildfires are raging again and strong winds and dry forests mean that the flames spread over 177 kilometres and destroy thousands of buildings.

Around 250,000 people have been forced to flee and at least nine people died – five of them found dead in burned-out vehicles after attempting to flee.

Hollywood stars are included in those who have lost their homes due to the blazes and the city of Malibu has been entirely evacuated. A town called Paradise of 30,000 residents has been completely destroyed.

Difficult words: rage (continue to exist with great force), flee (get away, run away), attempt (try), due to (because of), blaze (a very large fire), resident (a person who resides – lives somewhere).

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