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scenic town of ojai, california threatened by wildfires

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scenic town of ojai, california threatened by wildfires

(ojai, calif. ) — the biggest and most destructive of the windblown fires raking southern california shut down one of the region’s busiest freeways thursday and threatened ojai, a scenic mountain town dubbed “shangri-la” and known for its boutique hotels and new age spiritual retreats.most of ojai’s 7,000 residents were warned to clear out late wednesday and patients unable to walk were moved from the ojai valley community hospital because of unprecedented, hurricane-force santa ana winds in the overnight forecast.the winds turned out to be less fierce than expected, but firefighters still had to contend with gusts that fanned the fire to 150 square miles (388 square kilometers) and put thousands of homes in jeopardy.down along the...