Entire communities were evacuated and over 100,000 acres burned as wildfires continue to rage across Southern California. The local fire department chief described it as the worst fire he has seen in his career.

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Massive wildfires across Southern California have prompted the evacuation of entire communities. Thousands of firefighters are battling what is being described as the worst fire ever to have hit the area.

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said the fire was given a 296 danger level rating, the highest he has ever seen. He explained that a rating of 162 and above is considered extreme.

Terrazas added that the flames could still intensify over the next 24 hours and that authorities have issued an emergency warning to all residents of Los Angeles County.

More than 100,000 acres have burned so far, mainly in Ventura, and about 2,500 homes were disconnected from electricity.