Monday, December 11, 2017

California Fire Extends to the Heart of Los Angeles City

Los Angeles - The fire that hit California since December 5, 2017 has penetrated into the heart of Los Angeles. Authorities have warned of the danger of extreme fires across the city.

Officers extinguished the fire at a house in Ventura, California, USA (5/12). Around the residents of 7,786 homes in Ventura and Santa Paula received mandatory evacuation mandates from the local fire department

A number of photos and videos posted on social media show the hillside on the edge of the main road on fire. In the documentation, also seen houses that live debris and ash.

The fire disaster, collectively called Thomas Fire, takes place in an area of ​​more than 36,000 hectares. To date, more than 150 homes in Ventura, 80 km from Los Angeles, were destroyed by fire and thousands of other homes were threatened.

With winds expected to blow at a speed of 128.7 km per hour, local officials warned that the fires would get worse.

"The strong winds that took place overnight created extreme fire hazards," a warning announced by the emergency system across Los Angeles said.

Winds blowing from the California desert are feared could ignite a number of hotspots in Los Angeles, where about 200,000 people have been evacuated due to the fire.

"We are at the starting point of the wind that will blow prolonged," said Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Califronia, Ken Pimlott, told the Los Angeles Times.

"There will be no ability to fight fire with this type of wind," he added.

Skirball Fire Hang Out the Los Angeles Neighboring Territory
Meanwhile, in a fire called Skirball fire, has burned about 500 hectares in Bel-Air, neighboring Los Angeles. University of California was forced to cancel the course schedule and dozens of schools also negate teaching and learning activities.

Fire Chief Charles Butler said firefighters and firefighters had stopped the spread of fires in Bel-Air.
Butler said four houses were destroyed and 11 others were damaged in the fire. Meanwhile residents in about 700 buildings, an apartment, and school must be evacuated.

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 due to Skirball fire.

"This is a devastating day of your heart, it's also the days that show the resilience of our city," Garcetti said.

Meanwhile, in the San Fernanfo Valley located north of Los Angeles, Creek fires have destroyed at least 30 homes and burned 4,856 hectares of land.

Another fire named Rye, threatens more than residents in 5,000 homes and buildings in northwestern Los Angeles.