Sunday, July 24, 2016

California wildfires: Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles

From:  BBC

Helicopters are dropping water on the flames near Santa Clarita


Fast-moving wildfires have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains north of Los Angeles, California, the authorities say.

The fires had covered an area of 20,000 acres by Saturday evening, sending a pall of smoke across parts of Los Angeles County.

About 300 people have been evacuated near the city of Santa Clarita.

Public swimming pools in Pasadena and Glendale closed because of smoke and falling ash.  MORE