Wildfires in California, USA continue

This video from the USA says about itself:

Highway to Hell – Driver films terrifying wildfire in Los Angeles

Drivers along Interstate 405 battled a hazardous commute after the Skirball Fire began on 6 December 2017.

By Dan Conway in the USA:

Southern California wildfires continue to rage for third day

8 December 2017

Southern California wildfires continued for a third full day on Thursday. As predicted by meterologists, continued high winds continued to stoke at least five major fires throughout the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura County areas.

New evacuations were ordered for several coastal communities and at least one dead body has been found as a result of the flames in the mountain community of Ojai.

The fire in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar known as the Creek Fire has now consumed more than 12,600 acres with the blaze only 10 percent contained as of Thursday morning. Fifteen structures have now been destroyed by that fire with another 15 damaged and 2,500 other structures still threatened. An estimated 110,000 people had to be evacuated in the area according to Los Angeles Fire Captain Branden Silverman.

AS LOS ANGELES FIRES FORCE 200,000 TO EVACUATE, SAN DIEGO BLAZE SPARKS NEW ALARM Hurricane-force winds are making the devastating wildfires, which have scorched over 140,000 acres, worse. [HuffPost]

The Southern California wildfires raged for a fifth straight day Friday, with firefighters working round the clock in an attempt to keep them contained: here.

CALIFORNIA’S THOMAS FIRE NOW RANKS AMONG THE LARGEST IN STATE HISTORY With over 230,000 acres burned. The first fatality was confirmed, as California’s governor warns wildfires are the “new reality.” [HuffPost]

Ten days after it began the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties continues to burn. It is now the largest fire of the 2017 California wildfire season, having burned through 238,500 acres as of Thursday morning and is now the fifth largest wildfire in state history. Thus far, it has destroyed more than 900 homes and is responsible for at least one death: here.

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