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USA: 'We lost everything' – Survivors recount massive California fire02:36

USA: 'We lost everything' – Survivors recount massive California fire

United States, Ventura
December 7, 2017 at 07:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

A couple who lost their home of 40 years in the wildfire raging across southern California shared their experience in the town of Ventura, on Wednesday.

Claire and Dennis Jenks managed to escape with passports and a few personal items as fires burned their home to the ground. The back patio and a few flower pots were the only possessions that remained unharmed. Claire Jenks had been living in the home for 40 years.

Despite the material loss, the couple showed a positive attitude, saying that they had each other, their animals, and their health, and “that’s all that counts.”

The fires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Southern California, destroying more than 300 homes, businesses and other buildings.

Una pareja que perdió su hogar donde ha vivido 40 años por el incendio forestal que azota al sur de California compartió su experiencia en la ciudad de Ventura.

Más de 4.000 bomberos intentan apagar los distintos incendios activos en los condados de Ventura y Los Ángeles, donde el fuego ha forzado la evacuación de al menos 150.000 de personas. Cientos de viviendas fueron destruidas. Alrededor de 260.000 hogares se quedaron sin electricidad.

USA: 'We lost everything' – Survivors recount massive California fire02:36
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A couple who lost their home of 40 years in the wildfire raging across southern California shared their experience in the town of Ventura, on Wednesday.

Claire and Dennis Jenks managed to escape with passports and a few personal items as fires burned their home to the ground. The back patio and a few flower pots were the only possessions that remained unharmed. Claire Jenks had been living in the home for 40 years.

Despite the material loss, the couple showed a positive attitude, saying that they had each other, their animals, and their health, and “that’s all that counts.”

The fires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Southern California, destroying more than 300 homes, businesses and other buildings.

Una pareja que perdió su hogar donde ha vivido 40 años por el incendio forestal que azota al sur de California compartió su experiencia en la ciudad de Ventura.

Más de 4.000 bomberos intentan apagar los distintos incendios activos en los condados de Ventura y Los Ángeles, donde el fuego ha forzado la evacuación de al menos 150.000 de personas. Cientos de viviendas fueron destruidas. Alrededor de 260.000 hogares se quedaron sin electricidad.

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