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Hawaii Red Cross workers deploying to help those displaced by California wildfires

Six Hawaii Red Cross workers will be deploying to southern California in response to the fast-moving wildfires that started on Monday.

Two workers from Oahu, one from Kauai, one from Molokai and one from Maui are deploying to assist with sheltering and mass care.

Evacuations have been ordered for some 140,000 residents, according to the Red Cross, with about 20,000 homes threatened by out of control fires that have burned more than 83,000 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties as of Wednesday morning.

The Red Cross is working alongside partners to provide shelter, food and comfort for people forced to leave their homes with little notice because of the dangerous wildfires. Overnight, almost 430 people took refuge from the fires in seven Red Cross shelters.

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