California Ablaze

As of now (December 5), there are 6 fires on going throughout southern California.  Since information is ever changing when it comes to fires, this will give you a general over view.

In Ventura county the Thomas fire has burnt 50,000+ acres and consumed 150 structures.  It has 0% containment and they estimate at least 3,000 homes are still under threat.  Over 27,000 people have been evacuated.  At this time, the fire is headed toward the city of Ventura.

The Creek fire near Sylmar in Los Angeles county has burnt over 11,000 acres, 11 homes were destroyed and 20 structures were damaged.  Power was lost for 8,000 residents and mandatory evacuations were ordered.  More than 100 patients were voluntarily evacuated from the Mountain View Convalescent Center.  The 210 freeway was closed from the 5 freeway to the 2 freeway due to the fire.

The Rye fire near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles county has burnt more than 5,000 acres and 1,300 homes were evacuated.  The fire is 5% contained but 2,000 homes are without power.  The 5 freeway was closed but has been reopened.  Due to the winds, Simi Valley residents may be affected by evacuation notices.

The Meyers fire near Devore is a 50 acre brush fire caused by downed power lines.  This fire caused the closure of the connector between the 210, 215 and the 15 freeways, the freeway connector has since been reopened.  The fire is 50% contained.

In San Bernardino county, the Little Mountain fire has consumed over 100 acres.  Due to the fire, they initially closed the 215 freeway and called for evacuations.  As of now, the freeway has been reopened and the evacuation orders have been lifted.

In Riverside county, the Riverdale fire has burnt 40 acres and is 50% contained.  This fire was reported to have been caused by a vehicle theft suspect whom allegedly torched the vehicle.  20 homes were threatened but the fire caused none to be destroyed and minor damage to some of the homes.

As this is a very fluid and fast moving situation, there may be other fires which I have not included.  Needless to say, a state of emergency has been declared.

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