The fires in southern California increase: more than 110 thousand people left their homes

The fires in southern California increase: more than 110 thousand people left their homes

Weather «refuses» to cooperate with the fire services of southern California. About four large fires have increased even more due to the winds, gusts of which in some areas has reached 80 mph (130 km / h).

Since the start of forest fires evacuated more than 110 thousand people. At least 265 schools in areas affected by the fire are temporarily closed.

Fire Thomas , the largest of the four fires, which has already spread on 100 thousand acres (405 square kilometres), but the fire service believe that this is not the limit.

In the County of Ventura , about 50 thousand people were forced to evacuate because of Thomas, in the County of Santa Barbara was declared a voluntary evacuation. Part of the fire goes to a nursing home in Ojai, where have already begun to evacuate people.

Southern California wildfire devours homes as thousands are ordered to evacuate

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The fire Creek burned 12 605 acres (51 square kilometers) and destroyed more than 30 buildings in the district of Sylmar, located in the valley of San Fernando. According to the mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, in the region evacuated 110 thousand people.

Fire Skirball small in scale: the fire spread all 450 acres, but located in extreme proximity to Los Angeles. The fire threatens the Getty Center and Museum in the Western part of the city. As of the morning, firefighters were able to prevent the spread of fire through the fire-a test strip.

Fire Rye burned 7 million acres (28 square miles) in Santa CLARITA, just West of Valencia. Firefighters reported that 10% of the fire managed to be localized is the highest among all four fires.

The victims of the fires in southern California

On Tuesday, the chief of the fire Department Ventura County, mark Lorensen, reported one dead person in a car accident when he was trying to escape from the fire. At the moment this is the only recorded case of death among people.

As reported by KABC, the Creek caused the death of nearly 40 horses at the Ranch of Padilla. The horses were locked in the barn that burned down, when the owners had to evacuate without first receiving the emergency signal.

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