The world's most catastrophic wildfires
Coastal California brush fire has destroyed at least 20 homes
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Following Australia's Black Summer and California's record-breaking wildfires in 2020, the summer of 2021 brought further devastation to both Europe and the US. The spring of 2022 is heating up around the world and the fires have already begun.
A devastating brush fire broke out in the Orange County city of Laguna Niguel on the afternoon of May 11. It quickly spread along the coastline, exploding from 30 acres in size to 200 acres within an hour. Local firefighters struggled to control the expansive blaze, which is now believed to have burned through at least 20 homes. Residents of the surrounding areas were evacuated and it's believed that more than 100 structures are in the path of the growing fire.
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