A series of wildfires are distracted via Los
Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego counties in Southern
The 3 largest blazes — famous as the Thomas Fire,
the Creek Fire, and the Rye Fire — are blazing around Ventura,
Sylmar, and Santa Clarita, boiling thousands of acres and
showing no signs of interlude as of Wednesday
More than 200,000 people have been forced to leave
their homes, and many areas are under imperative evacuation
A series of
wildfires are blazing out of control in Los Angeles, Ventura,
and San Diego counties in Southern California.
Here are the numbers as of Friday morning, according
Angeles County officials and Cal
Fire, a state fire-safety agency:
- Thomas Fire in Ventura
County: 132,000 acres, 10%
containment, 439 structures out of at slightest 15,000
- Creek Fire in
Sylmar: 15,323 acres,
40% containment, at slightest 30 structures shop-worn or destroyed,
at slightest 2,500 homes threatened.
- Rye Fire in Santa
Clarita: 6,049 acres, 35%
- Skirball Fire in Bel
Air: 475 acres, 30% containment.
- Lilac Fire in San Diego
County: 4,100 acres, 20 buildings
destroyed, 0% containment.
The first and largest blaze, dubbed the Thomas Fire, started
Monday night in Ventura County. By Wednesday afternoon, it had
some-more than 65,000 acres and broken at slightest 150 structures
out of at slightest 12,000 threatened.
As many as 200,000 people have been replaced and authorities
sealed — and
then reopened — tools of the 405 Freeway on Wednesday,
causing gridlock via the region.
More than 50 schools were sealed in the Los Angeles area.
Gov. Jerry Brown has announced a state of emergency, pardon up
state supports to help tackle the wildfires.
“This fire is very dangerous and swelling rapidly, but we’ll
continue to tackle it with all we’ve got,” Brown said. “It’s
vicious residents stay prepared and leave immediately if told to
Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen
told reporters that the fires’ expansion had been “absolutely
Here are a few ways you can help:
Thomas Fire Fund
- The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of
Ventura County, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of
Emergency Services have teamed up to create the Thomas Fire Fund.
- Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation, call
805-485-6288, or go online to United Way of Ventura County’s website.
- Checks with “Thomas Fire Fund” in the memo line can be mailed
to 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003.
The Salvation Army
- The Salvation Army is usurpation food and water at the Ventura
- You can present cash by job 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visiting the
The Red Cross
- The Red
Cross of Los Angeles will refurbish its social
media accounts with information about volunteer
- Make a cash concession on redcrossla.org or over the phone by calling
The Humane Society of Ventura County
The Humane Society of Ventura County has taken in over 100
- Drop off any of the following equipment at 402 Bryant St. in
Ojai: Alfalfa hay, Timothy hay, cat chow, rabbit food,
flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, water troughs, bottled water,
fruit, snacks, hoses, and energy generators.
- Donate food and water for volunteers, or make a cash donation
on HSVC’s website.
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
- Donate to Noah’s
Legacy Fund, which provides supplies, training, and equipment
to first responders charged with rescuing animals from areas
stricken by healthy disasters.
- Mail donations to P.O. Box 100515, Pasadena, CA 91189-0515 or
by the LACACF website.
- Dozens of families who’ve already lost their homes have
incited to GoFundMe for donations.
- Here is
a list of all the accurate campaigns.
Santa Barbara-based classification Direct Relief is
donating 100% of designated supports to victims of the
Donate money for supplies online and
make certain you approach your concession to “