Wind-driven Los Angeles wildfire leaves 1 dead, forces 100,000 to flee

Credit: Reuters- Published on October 11, 2019
A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and engulfing acre upon acre of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee.

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Published on October 11, 2019 -  01:09
Overnight Fire in California Forces Evacuations for More Than 100,000 People
Overnight Fire in California Forces Evacuations for More Than 100,000 People. The Saddleridge fire broke out in the San Fernando Valley late Thursday night, and as of Friday morning, has already burned more than 4,700 acres. . Mandatory evacuations have been issued to roughly 13,000 homes, affecting over 100,000 residents. The blaze also shut down several major highways, and officials are unsure when they will reopen. . According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Saddleridge fire is currently burning at a rate of 800 acres per hour. . Its strength and rapid spread is due to the Santa Ana winds, which are recorded to have reached a maximum of 46 mph on Thursday night. . As of Friday morning, the fire is 0 percent contained, with 1,000 firefighters currently on scene fighting the blaze. . Because of the wind-driven factor, it creates a more defensive posture for firefighters … We wait until the wind dies down and can deploy adequate resources to contain the flanks of the fire and an early morning attack on the fire. But at this time, we’re in flux, John Ferrer, Los Angeles firefighter, via β€˜Los Angeles Times’

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