Fire tornados trigger evacuation orders for 80,000 people in California

Published on : Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fire tornadoThe governor of California, Jerry Brown, has declared a state of emergency in the San Bernardino County on 16th August, Tuesday. The wildfire ‘Blue Cut’ has given birth to multiple fire tornados in the region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. An evacuation order has been issued for over 80,000 people because of the Blue Cut fire.

 

 

The wild fire has scorched over 9,000 acres of land and it has sent gigantic walls of flame near the Cajon Pass. The fire tornados are causing devastation throughout the area. Several emergency shelters have been set up by the Red Cross for the evacuees as well as the animals.

 

 

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the residents and tourists near Lytle Creek, Baldy Mesa, Old Cajon Road, Wrightwood, West Cajon Valley, Lone Pine Canyon and Swarthout Canyon.

 

 

Over 700 fire fighters, 57 engines and 10 air tankers are working day and night to contain the fire. More reinforcements have been requested to fight the blazes. It has been found out that the fire has trapped six of the fire fighters, among whom two suffered minor injuries.

 

 

The recent fires in California have already claimed eight lives. Travellers are advised to avoid this part of the country if possible.

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