There Are Multiple Wildfires Raging in Los Angeles Right Now and the Footage Is Jaw-Dropping
n case you don't live in California and/or haven't been following the news, Los Angeles is on fire right now. Actually, literally, as in, not figuratively. There are four forest fires raging in the hills in and around Los Angeles.
Thousands upon thousands of residents have been evacuated. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed, including families' homes. And the footage people are posting of their views of the fires is jaw-dropping. You have to see it.
There are four wildfires raging in and around the Los Angeles area right now.
The biggest is the Thomas fire in Ventura, followed by the Creek fire, the Rye fire, and the newest one, the Skirball fire, which has shut down one of L.A.’s major freeways and threatened the Getty Center Museum.
The Thomas fire has been growing quickly in Ventura, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
On Tuesday night, several brush fires, motivated by the strong Santa Ana winds, spread wickedly fast, from 4,000 acres to 11,000 in just a few hours.
To the west, the largest fire had grown to 50,500 acres in just 19 hours.
More than a quarter of the city of Ventura, which is home to more than 100,000, were told to evacuate. There’s no way of knowing that this moment how many homes have been destroyed.
Firefighters have been working around the clock to contain the fires as much as possible, but the loss of land and property is already devastating.
‘These are the days that break your heart,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti in a news conference. “These are also the days that show the resilience of our city.”
In this photo, a man watches while the Creek fire burns behind a piece of property in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The photos are beyond intense. But possibly even more shocking and jaw-dropping is the footage that many L.A. residents have taken with their phones as they literally drive by burning hills…