State of emergency declared in Los Angeles County over wildfire

State of emergency declared in Los Angeles County over wildfire

The Governor of California in U.S, Mr. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has declared the state of emergency in Los Angeles County over massive wildfires.

The fire tagged La Tuna fire, raging in the Verdugo Mountains started on September 1 and non-stop..

As fire-fighters battle to curtain the wildfire, winds drove the fire through several neighbourhoods leveling homes in its path.

“Whereas on September 1, 2017, the La Tuna Fire started in Los Angeles County and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn.

“Whereas this fire is threatening thousands of homes and other structures, necessitating the evacuation of residents.

“It is hereby proclaim, a state of emergency to exist in Los Angeles County,” Brown said in a statement.

Brown also noted that the fire had already resulted in road closures and the weather conditions further increased the risk of wildfires spreading.

Its reported that over 1,000 fire-fighters are involved in extinguishing the fire, which has burnt over 5,895 acres in Los Angeles County.

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