Thursday, July 28, 2016

Re: [californiadisasters] Los Angeles Firefighters Move Closer to Containing Sand Wildfire

I watched that burn on live video.  No attempt was made to save it.  It was simply too much for the crews to make a safe attack and there were other structures nearby at equal risk.  Sad.

On 7/28/2016 11:29 AM, Kim Noyes [californiadisasters] wrote:

Los Angeles Firefighters Move Closer to Containing Sand Wildfire

Firefighters have made a lot of progress in beating back a huge wildfire that has been raging outside Los Angeles since Friday.

The so-called Sand fire in the Angeles National Forest remains massive: over 38,000 acres and counting, officials said. But it is now 65 percent contained — up from 25 percent on Tuesday. More than 2,700 firefighters and other personnel are still working on it.

2016 Los Angeles Times
Aurora Harris Heller, 62, left, comforts the owner, who refused to give her name, of a house destroyed by the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita, California, on July 26. Irfan Khan / LA Times via Getty Images

Their efforts have been helped by diminished winds, which slowed the fire's growth, officials said.

Most of the people ordered out of their homes have been allowed to return, although some roads remain closed, authorities said.

At least one person has been reported dead and at least 18 homes have been destroyed in the fire.



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