California burning: Fast-moving wildfire races towards San Diego area, destroying an entire retirement community in its way as MORE strong winds whip flames and the state struggles to contain destruction

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

The Lilac Fire broke out on Thursday and wiped out the Rancho Monserate Country Club in hours
The retirement community was entirely wiped out as were race horse stables nearby
Lilac is one of six fires which are ravaging Southern California and showing no signs of slowing down
More than 230,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to escape the uncontrollable flames
Lilac, which has covered more than 4,100 acres in 24 hours, is moving fast and could head south
It puts San Diego in the danger zone along with parts of L.A. Ventura and Sylmar which are already torched
8 December 2017

Retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as Southern California’s wildfires raced towards San Diego on Thursday night.

Since breaking out on Thursday afternoon in Bonsall, The Lilac Fire has torched 4,100 acres, taking with it 65 individual structures.

They included the Rancho Monserate Country Club community in Fallbrook which Lilac consumed in a matter of hours.
Three people were burned by the flames as they fled the site, leaving behind their precious belongings. By Friday, the entire community was reduced to smouldering rubble.

Lilac is one of six fires continuing to terrorize Southern California. Combined, they have scorched almost 160,000 acres of land across the state. Three other fires which burned earlier in the week are now contained but continue to blaze.

They were intensified on Friday as Santa Ana winds of up to 60mph whipped the flames.

The first death as a result of the fire was reported overnight in Ventura which has been victim to the monstrous Thomas Fire for four days. The person was found overnight in Ventura County and has not been identified.

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