California wildfire: Dramatic video captures HORRIFYING scenes as fire RAVAGES LA area

Thursday, December 7, 2017
By Paul Martin

THOMAS FIRE has sparked an evacuation warning in the Californian city of Carpinteria as wildfires ravage through much of the US state.

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Incredible footage captured by Twitter user crescencio_f shows devastating scenes as wildfires decimate LA suburbs.

Wildfires, known as ‘Thomas Fire’ can be seen engulfing buildings as firefighters rush to control the blaze.

The fire has so far burnt through 90,000 acres across California with heavy Santa Ana winds fueling the fire along the northern and western edges of Los Angeles.

Authorities have warned Southern California residents Santa Ana winds and dry vegetation have fuelled the wildfires and there is a potential for it to worsen in the next 24 hours.

Ventura County’s VCscanner account in a series of tweets said: “Evacuate before it is too late. This fire is exploding in size tonight.

“Help your neighbours, take your pets, help each other.

“Refusing to evacuate causes a huge problem for firefighters. Please evacuate.”

Tim Chavez, a fire behaviour analyst for CalFire said: ”We stand a fairly good chance of a very challenging night and day (Thursday).

“There’s a lot of potential for some large fire growth for the Thomas Fire.”

A voluntary evacuation warning has been issued for Carpinteria east of Bailard Ave. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for parts Santa Paula, Ventura, Casitas Springs and Ojai Valley.

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