Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park


This aerial view from video provided by KABC-TV shows flames from a wildfire bearing down on homes on Faria Beach just outside Ventura, Calif., Thursday. It appeared that firefighters were able to stop the flames before they overran the area.

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A firefighter battles a wildfire at Faria State Beach in Ventura, Calif., Thursday.

SAN DIEGO — A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday and destroyed dozens of trailer homes in a retirement community north of San Diego.