Fifty-foot ignites threaten thousands of homes in north-west LA neighborhood of Calabasas, in fervour that started after a automobile gate-crash downed power lines
A car crash that downed power line transformed hills north-west of Los Angeles into torches, action thousands from their homes and putting entire vicinities at risk in a prosperous semi-rural enclave.
Fifty-foot flames erupted on the banks and embers became trees into candles on Saturday afternoon. And while the kindles eased overnight, firefighters continued on Sunday to duel the fire. Some 3,000 residences were threatened and about 5,000 inhabitants were evacuated, the Los Angeles County sheriffs department said.
The fire flared as southern California sweltered under temperatures that stumbled the mid-9 0s in many plazas. Sundays high in Calabasas was expected to be around 86 F( 30 C ).
At its altitude, the kindles put about 3,000 residences at risk, although not under imminent threat, burn officials said.
Were dealing with a fervor thats moving in all directions simultaneously we cant get at everybody, troop director Dennis Cross told KNBC-TV.