How hospitals in Southern California are helping patients affected by wildfires
16:06, Dec 12, 2017
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Ventura County officials, who have contained 15 percent of the Thomas Fire, said they expect to increase their containment of the blaze later on Saturday.
Overall, the fires have destroyed almost 800 homes and other buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced more than 200,000 people to flee flames that have burned over 270 square miles since December 4.
Hot and dry Santa Ana winds, which blow from the deserts to the ocean, allowed the fire to explode in size last week.
The fire is the fifth-worst in the U.S. state since 1932 with high winds, rugged terrain and dry conditions all contributing to hard conditions for firefighters trying to quench the flames.
Wildfires in southern California killed a woman as they destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate.
Thick smoke and intense heat make it hard for low-flying aircraft to capture the extent of a wildfire's damage.
It took 8,500 firefighters to battle the first four large wildfires and then new ones have continued spreading rapidly, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
This view is from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite. The fires burned for several days across several jurisdictions. Almost 1,000 homes and other structures have been either damaged or destroyed.
One death has been connected to the wildfires so far.
Elevated conditions: Fire conditions are much better than over the weekend, but winds will continue to be a bit breezy at 20 to 40 miles per hour through the middle of the week, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.
With wind gusts expected to reach 60 miles per hour Sunday and little to no moisture forecast for the next ten days, it's unknown when the fires will be brought under control, according to Cal Fire.
The Rye fire has scorched 6,049 acres in Santa Clarita, west of Valencia.
Barbara Nimmo said she had lived through massive wildfires, including the Zaca fire that burned more than 240,000 acres in 2007 and one in Romero Canyon more than 40 years ago.
And retired tennis player Jimmy Connors said the Thomas Fire was also threatening his home and tweeted that firefighters were "working tirelessly".
Residents walk amidst the remains of an apartment complex destroyed by the Thomas Fire in a residential neighborhood on December 5, 2017 in Ventura.
Santa Barbara County has suffered intermittent (but widespread) power outages due to the Thomas Fire. At least 182 structures were destroyed and 23 were damaged by the blaze, while an additional 1,500 are threatened.
Throughout the area, officials reported gains in their battle to contain the fires.
AlertSanDiego, the region's cellphone emergency alert system, had sent out 23,000 evacuation messages as of Friday morning, including for new evacuations in Oceanside.
Gov. Jerry Brown warned on Saturday that the long-running drought in California that has quite literally added fuel to the fire, had extended fire season. "I don't think it's going to come roaring down unless the winds kick up". The fire, for which investigators were still seeking to determine the cause, was 20 percent contained on Monday evening, up from 15 percent earlier in the day.
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