California's Cave Fire Grows as It Threatens Homes in Santa Barbara County
A fire ripped through the hills of Santa Barbara County, California, toward highly populated areas early Tuesday morning, forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
Known as the Cave Fire, it was burning in the hills north of Santa Barbara near Goleta and had burned more than 6 square miles in the Los Padres National Forest.
Strong winds, with gusts topping 80 mph in Santa Barbara County, fanned the flames, weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce said.
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