Not again: Explosions heard as wildfires rip through California foothills (VIDEOS)
Shocking eyewitness footage from Wednesday morning shows the area just outside Los Angeles smouldering once again as authorities rush to prevent a catastrophe on the scale of last year’s wildfires.
#BrushFire#SepulvedaPass heard a LOUD explosion. Probably another transformer @LADWP#BREAKING shot this about 20 minutes ago. It’s now at the fire road. #BelAirhttps://t.co/x2nmLUKceipic.twitter.com/r9DOaMogh4— ✨Immaculate🕯LooLoo😈✨ (@ImmaculateLoo) June 10, 2020
All LA Fire Department and LA County water-bombing helicopters have been deployed to the area, while two firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries battling the blaze. Authorities have slowed the progress of the fire but have yet to bring it fully under control.
Following last year’s devastating blazes and coming in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the fire has set many locals on edge. “I fled this exact fire 7 months ago," one resident said.
Fire at the Getty Exit - East of the 405. A fire breaks out in Sepúlveda Pass along Highway 405 near the Getty Center. The fire broke out just after midnight. I fled this exact fire 7 months ago. #sepulvedapass#gettyfirepic.twitter.com/bnc31W2rDi— ℝ𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕝 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕖 🌈#ᴮˡᵃᶜᵏᴸⁱᵛᵉˢᴹᵃᵗᵗᵉʳ🌈 (@itsRachelAnne_) June 10, 2020
The fire, which started at approximately 12:13 am local time, has so far consumed roughly 35 acres, though there have been no formal evacuation orders issued yet and the cause is under investigation.
Video taken from 405 south bound at the Getty Museum on-ramp pic.twitter.com/f0FDLzUjLq— Rhoda Nazanin (@rhodanazanin1) June 10, 2020
Meanwhile, strong winds fanned the Quail fire in Northern California over the weekend, prompting evacuations as more than two square miles were consumed in a matter of hours, with gusts sending the smoke 30 miles east towards Sacramento.Also on rt.com Tens of thousands evacuated as 70mph winds fuel California wildfires (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
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