Publicado: Jue, Diciembre 07, 2017
Global | By Iago Denis

Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground

Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground

Raging wildfires continued to rip across southern California Wednesday, forcing nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes and torching more than 20,000 hectares around the Los Angeles area.

The so-called devil winds blow out from Southern California's inland deserts toward the coast, typically during autumn, causing very low humidity and raising the risk of wildfires in the heavily populated coastal regions.

By 8 a.m., the fire had covered 50 acres, and 25 mph winds are expected to help it grow.

Dozens of homes have been destroyed in this view of the Thomas fire from helicopter on Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura County. By holding fossil fuel companies responsible for their damages and attaching fees to the use of their products, the economics of clean energy would improve, stimulating innovation and creating jobs.

"Now every year, it's starting to be a carbon copy of the year before", Spelman said, adding that more homes, neighborhoods and even cities are destroyed. They are said to be in stable condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said on its website.

Elsewhere in Santa Clarita, the Rye Fire has grown to 7,000 acres since it began on Tuesday morning. The fire has charred about 11,000 acres, burning structures and prompting mandatory evacuations.

The most damaging fire is in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, where more than 100 square miles (259 sq. kilometres ) and numerous homes have burned. Two Los Angeles County firefighters were injured while battling the blaze.

NASA also shared an image captured from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite which shows the "burn scar" from the fires.

Once again, thousands are fleeing wildfires in California.

The Santa Ana winds, which typically occur in the fall, could last as long as 10 days, forecasters said.

BOOM THERE IT IS What is THUNDERSNOW, how rare is it in the UK and is it dangerous? Cal Fire anticipated the danger, maintaining staffing on 148 engines and keeping reserve firefighters on duty. Winds gain more speed as they funnel through the many canyons in the Santa Ana mountains.

"We have stables all throughout these hills", Fisher said. And - but the winds are still really high right now.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities or civilian casualties, Welsbie said. As of Tuesday night, neither blaze was contained.

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