California wildfires: airs pose’ extreme threat’ for Los Angeles
Race to contain deadly flames as experts alarm 80 mph gales could fan flames in already ravaged communities
Wildfires flaming through California have entered the heart of Los Angeles as powers warned of an” extreme fuel hazard” across the city.
Firefighters in the affluent Bel-Air neighbourhood battled to save multimillion-dollar estates in the path of the kindles, which have destroyed homes near the Getty museum in America’s second largest city.
Video and photographs posted on social media testified hillsides above busy streets covered in flames, sequences of mansions reduced to ash, and firefighters spraying irrigate on walls of shoot.
The largest blaze, the Thomas fire, has treated more than 95,000 acres, destroying more than 150 homes and peril thousands of others in Ventura, about 50 miles (8 0 km) north-west of Los Angeles.