Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wildfire in Southern California today: 4,000 evacuated

Around 4,000 people have been evacuated following wildfire in Southern California today.

According to The U.S. Forest Service, the so-called White fire first broke out in the Los Padres National Forest on May 27th, 2013. Los Padres National Forest is located 15 miles north of Santa Barbara.

Evacuation orders have been issued for all of Paradise Rd. And Boy Scout camp in the area following the wildfire in Southern California today.

The White Fire covers 1,200 acres and is 10% contained.

Fire after causing minor damage to a ranger station moved away from the homes and entered deeper into Los Padres National Forest.

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Around 700 fire fighters including from US Forest Service, Santa Barbara County, San Marcos Volunteer Fire Department, American Red Cross are struggling to control the wildfire in Southern California today.

This Southern California wildfire is predicted to be fully contained by Monday June 03 rd, 2013

No injuries or fatalities have been reported.

California experiences huge wildfire every year. Cedar Fire in San Diego County in 2003 is regarded as the largest single fire in modern California history. Wildfire claimed 15 lives, burned 280,278 acres and destroyed 2,820 buildings.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 28, 2013