California wildfires: jazzs pose’ extreme chance’ for Los Angeles
Race to contain deadly glows as governments tell 80 mph puffs could fan flares in already ravaged communities
Wildfires blazing through California have entered the heart of Los Angeles as governments warned of an” extreme shoot chance” across the city.
Firefighters in the affluent Bel-Air neighbourhood battled to save multimillion-dollar estates in the path of the flares, 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 homes reduced to ash, and firefighters spraying liquid on walls of shoot.
The largest fire, the Thomas fire, has encompassed more than 95,000 acres, destroying more than 150 homes and peril thousands more in Ventura, about 50 miles (8 0 km) north-west of Los Angeles.