Summary: ‘ Los Angeles County declared a state of unexpected emergency situation Wednesday afternoon due to the Skirball fire in the Bel Air area of the city. Officials expected the fire to cross the county line into Santa Barbara overnight as winds went on to increase. Firefighters across Southern California are dealing with four major fires and no chip in from brutal Santa Ana winds expected to go on fanning the flames into Thursday.
The Thomas fire in Ventura County, the largest of the four fires, started on Monday as a 50-acre brush fire in east of Santa Paula, and rapidly grew to 10,00 acres in just four hours, authorities said. Authorities are dealing with four major fires, and, also a smaller one in San Bernardino, which is 100 percent contained according to Cal Fire. While no people have died in any of the fires, the Creek fire was responsible, for the demise of virtually 40 horses at Rancho Padilla, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC. Red flag warnings have been extended across much of Southern California through Saturday, and high winds warnings are in effect, for mountains and valleys in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The Skirball fire is just 450 acres but its close proximity to Los Angeles, and responsibility, for briefly shutting down the infamously crowded 405 Freeway has given it widespread attention. The fire was 10 percent contained, the highest of any of the four fires, though numerous structures were still being threatened by flames, according to authorities….Read The Full Article Here
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