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Photos And Videos Show The Terrifying Power Of The Sausalito Fires.

Two separate fires along Highway 101 in Sausalito, California prompted evacuations Tuesday in nearby neighborhoods. Portions of homes on the west side of the highway were ordered to evacuate around 1:00 p.m., ( KPIX-TV reported.

The fast-moving fires also closed parts of the highway and jammed traffic in other areas. Drivers were warned to avoid the area and expect significant delays as a result of the fires. Firefighters worked to put out the flames, while Coast Guard helicopters could be seen overhead dropping water on the area.

( Photos on social media showed the flames inching frighteningly close to cars on Highway 101. Smoke could also be seen rising above the hills in the surrounding region.

Wildfires continued to burn elsewhere in California as well. In Santa Cruz, firefighters worked to contain a blaze that threatened the Mount Wilson Observatory and nearby homes. California has seen tens of thousands of people displaced in recent days as a result of some of the deadliest fires in the state's history. At least 41 people were killed and some 6,000 homes were destroyed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Many of the displaced were finally allowed to return home in recent days, lowering the number of evacuees from 100,000 on Saturday to 40,000. More than 50 people, however, were still missing as officials worked through the debris and ash left behind by the fires.

"It's never going to be the same," said Rob Brown, a supervisor in Mendocino County, according to the ( Chicago Tribune . "You're going to have to seek a new normal."

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
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Date:Oct 18, 2017
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