150,000 Flee Los Angeles As Wildfires Rage - "We'll Be Fighting This All Week"

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In what sounds like a replay of the devastating fires that killed dozens of people and torched a broad swath of California wine country this past summer, at least five discrete fires barreled across Southern California with extreme speed, torching more than 65,000 acres as firefighters struggled to contain the simultaneous infernos.

The first blaze started at about 6:25 p.m. Monday in the foothills near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a popular hiking destination. It grew quickly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn’t burned in decades, Ventura County Fire Sgt. Eric Buschow said, according to CNN.

Powerful Santa Ana winds and extremely dry conditions have fueled the wildfires, according to the Washington Post, adding hundreds of millions – if not billions – of dollars in damage to what has already been a devastating year for fires. The winds that caused the fires were part of the season’s longest and strongest wind event – driving down from the desert and mountains into the city of Los Angeles.

So far, the latest fires have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, burned down more than a hundred buildings and triggered power outages in the region.

According to CNN, on Tuesday, the city of Ventura declared a daily curfew, beginning 10 pm to 5 am. The curfew is to protect residents and prevent crime such as looting in the evacuation areas, the city said. The largest fire, called the Thomas Fire, was seen crossing the 101 Freeway north of the city of Ventura. That fire had been burning at nearly an acre per second Tuesday. At that speed, it would have covered Manhattan's Central Park in about 14 minutes.

The Thomas Fire spanned 50,000 acres (about 78 square miles) in Ventura County alone, which sits just north of Los Angeles. The fire was 0% contained as of Tuesday night.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said about 150,000 people in Los Angeles were affected by evacuation orders for another fire, called the Creek Fire, near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace. About 43,000 homes are without power, according to Southern California Edison Tuesday night. More outages are possible because flames were burning along power transmission paths, a spokeswoman said.

The Rye Fire near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County grew to about 5,000 acres and was 5% contained. That fire was spotted near the Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. In San Bernardino County, two smaller fires sprang up. One is fully contained while the Little Mountain fire, at 100 acres, is 0% contained.

After a brief respite Tuesday evening, the Santa Ana winds are expected to pick up again on Wednesday and Thursday, which will likely stoke the flames.

The mayor of Los Angeles said he expects fire crews to be working all week to contain the flames. "We expect to be out here all week fighting and containing this fire," LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The fires spewed so much smoke that they were captured in a NASA image from space.

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared an emergency for Ventura County, freeing state resources such as the National Guard to support response efforts.

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FORD_FIESTA's picture

Too much Free Shit.

FullHedge1's picture

Nigs and libtards. Let it burn indeed.

PT's picture

Seasons in LA:  Autumn, Winter, Spring and Wildfires.

cheka's picture

where am i going to get my tacos, tire patched, payday loan?

Gap Admirer's picture

More ILLEGAL aliens and WAY higher taxes will "fix" this problem.

PT's picture

Of course.  They can stand in a line and piss on the fire when it gets too close.

Mullet Master's picture

Burn mother fucker...............burn!

Peg C.'s picture

I grew up in L.A., lived there 31 years, and went through numerous earthquakes and fires/Santa Ana wind seasons.  Totally agree.  I also want to wall it off with Mexico and toss it away.  It's become a cancer to the country.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

150,000 Flee Los Angeles As Wildfires Rage - "We'll Be Fighting This All Week"

My response: Mankind has really messed up the environment with all of this CHEMTRAIL "crap" science which is based on the FALSE NARRATIVE of GLOBAL WARMING.

The video evidence is overwhelming in a large number presentations from many scientists that CHEMTRAIL SCIENCE is WRONG and needs to be stopped RIGHT NOW! America needs to WAKE UP or face real TROUBLE. 

Erek's picture

"... according to CNN ..."

I don't believe it.

cheka's picture

the spraying has been heavy over houston the last couple of weeks - they take bluebird skies and turn them into sloppy hazy mess

silverer's picture

Your negative posters are simply uninformed about this. Forgive them, they know not what they do. They will believe CNBC and MSNBC and ABC etc. before they believe their own governments documentation on this. Before you post negative, you'd better do your homework. This atmospheric modification is officially part of the public record and a huge amount of material exists regarding it. Wake up.



charlewar's picture

muslims playing with matches?

Lost in translation's picture

Or seasonal firemen from CDF needing OT money.

Happens far more than people know...

Casey Jones's picture

That's true. A fire in Banning a few years ago that killed multiple firefighters was started by one such cretin so he could get called up for duty.

Lorca's Novena's picture

I dont think so this time, as being familiar with 2 of the 3 locations Im surprised it hasnt happened already. The one in Santa Clamidia / err, Santa Clarita, started in a highly traveled area, Industrial etc... The Ventura one by that college has dumbfuck mestizos hiking the trails doing whatever drug as they "tag" the once beautiful rock formations...


Fair well my Ventura buddies.

Fuck you santa clarita aka awesometown

NoDebt's picture

"consuming vegetation that hasn’t burned in decades"

Does anyone else read these articles purely to pick out very telling little phrases like this?

trippy64's picture

Southern CA got almost 20 inches of rain in the last 12 months. That is a bit above average. Plants love to grow when they get wet, so they grew. Then, it dried out the last three months. all that extra growth means all the more fuel for these fires.

totenkopf88's picture

The same thing happened in FL earlier this year- a lot of rain- dry early summer and then fires.

PT's picture

The phrase "Controlled burns" comes to mind.  But why go through all that effort when the problem will sort itself out soon enuff?




Lorca's Novena's picture

Believe it or not the retards running our government are trying to stop the practice...

Ex-Oligarch's picture

One difficulty is that our esteemed environmental stewards out west don't have a particularly good record when it comes to the "controlled" part of the equation.

GoatHollow's picture

See my reply to yellow_snow above.

66Mustanggirl's picture

With 70 mph hot Santa Ana winds set to blow all week, there may not be much left of California for the secessionists to claim.

That’s still on, right?

NoDebt's picture

I sure hope it's still on.  I FULLY support CA's secessionist movement.  I just hope they take Jeff Sessions with them when they secede.


silverer's picture

Save your purple hair dye and run!

south40_dreams's picture

I'm trying to care, I really am

Burn baby burn...

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Love the space photo of California burning. Looks like the US farting from it boil infected ass that is California as the earth turns. 

Buck Johnson's picture

Another firestorm.



Miss Expectations's picture

An unholy shrine to the killers of Christians and Christian death.   A glimpse into a gay, jewish soul.   Sick.

bcking's picture

A good start, but please direct that fire towards LA then Sacramento. Leaving California for a deep red state was the best move of my life. Fuck Off and Die California.

TruthHunter's picture

Got a pass on your IQ test by leaving?

Yellow_Snow's picture

California Liberals spent all their monies on welfare programs, while gutting the essential forrest services...

Much of these fires could have been reduced or contained

'Secrets' the liberals don't want you to know...

GoatHollow's picture

Yeah, I was a firefighter for 22 years Including several years fighting forest fires...... These fires are out of control, because of the exact OPPOSITE of what you are saying!!!  Decades of preventing smaller fires from burning, have allowed the forest and brush to become overgrown!!!  As you can see by the map above, they're all burning on the edge of National Forest land (green)  ""Essential Forest Services" there are administered by FEDERAL AGENCIES!  NOT Liberals, or State agencies.  Welfare has NOTHING to do with it.... The $20 TRILLION you OWE in Federal debt does!

Erwin643's picture

Ah yes, the $20 trillion in federal debt. The civilizational collapse continues.

"Oh golly gee, but we're going to Mars!!"


PrivetHedge's picture

It's ironic that the product of the world's highest tech. solar energy collectors (known to many as 'trees') are left to burn while we frack for oil and buy Chinese solar panels in.

A sustained harvest and burn of trees for electricity generation in specialist power stations would have a) Eliminated the problem and b) saved a serious amount of cash too. 

Every single forest fire is a symptom of wasted solar power. In Canada they even had the solar power destruction happen near some stupid shale oil place. 


twh99's picture

When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s, the counties used to do controlled burns in the wet months to get rid of the extra brush and to create fire breaks.

That stopped when the consesus was to prevent all fire no matter what.

We are now paying for those foolish policies.

BigSwingingJohnson's picture

GOD is punishing The Peoples Republic of California for attacking Trump???

totenkopf88's picture

Do you think God loves Trump who just gave Jerusalem wholly to the jews? 

buzzsaw99's picture

it looks like it might be smoky in the city

Erek's picture

Isn't that just normal smog?

silverer's picture

Somebody needs to be fined. Money, you know. Gotta have it.