NEW NORMAL

Firefighters Prepare for Another Week of Raging California Wildfires

Southern California emergency workers prepared for a second week of catastrophic flames as firefighters said they expect more growth and danger in the coming days thanks to strong wind, no rain, and dry vegetation. “This is the new normal,” Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday, after he surveyed the damage caused by the Ventura fire. While new evacuations were ordered in Montecito and Carpinteria, the percentage of fire containment did increase Sunday in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside. The Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara County threatens the homes of civilians and celebrities alike, including Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, and Ellen Degeneres. Winfrey tweeted her prayers for the community: “Peace be Still, is my prayer tonight. For all the fires raging thru my community and beyond. #peacebestill”