Trump declares emergency as LA fires spread

US President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in California and pledged additional aid as six wildfires continue to sweep across the southern part of the state.

    US President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in California and pledged additional aid as six wildfires continue to sweep across the southern part of the state.

    The fires have forced more than 200,000 people to leave their homes over the past five days.

    Al Jazeera's Allen Schauffler reports from Ventura County.


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