Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The neighborhoods in northern Los Angeles County in Southern California are blackened by wildfires destroying more than 16,000 acres of land and affecting 30 homes.
They were in addition to the more than 150 structures destroyed in the larger Ventura County fire.
The Los Angeles County fires resulted in evacuations of more than 151,300 residents. In the evening of Tuesday, rescuers began to save thousands of farm animals in the Shadow Hills area, including horses, sheep and alpacas, from encroaching flames. The police and evacuators are freeing the tourists.
One fire was designated the Creek Fire, burning in the Sylmar-Lakeview Terrace area of Los Angeles. The other, burning farther north, was being called the Rye fire, near Santa Clarita.
The twin fires were in addition to others devastating some Southern California communities. Besides burning down at least 150 structures, the Thomas fire in Ventura County consumed 50,500 acres.
There is another fire, dubbed the Little Mountain Fire, broke out Tuesday afternoon in San Bernardino County.
Though there were no immediate reports of lost structures, two people were hospitalized for burns. Gov. Brown declares Los Angeles County state of emergency as thousands flee California wildfire. The tourism here is deeply affected for the devastating wildfires.