- Kincade Fire: 76,825 acres burned; 30% included
- Getty Fire: 745 Morning Burned; 27% included
- The Easy Fire broke out Wednesday morning and burned down about 1,300 acres.
- About 365,000 households and businesses were out of power after Pacific Gas & Electric shut down the power grid in a city efforts to prevent new sources of fire
- The National Weather Service issued its first "Warning extreme red flag "for much of the counties of Los Angeles and Ventura.
- Edison, California, interrupted power supplies to more than 68,000 homes and businesses. On Wednesday morning, northwest of Los Angeles, a quick bushfire broke out. The Easy Fire had set fire to about 1
The fire ignited when Southern California was exposed to extreme fire hazards due to strong winds. Red flag warnings came into force throughout California.
For the first time in Southern California, much of the Los Angeles and Ventura districts had an "extreme red flag warning" in place. Wind gusts of up to 120 km / h are expected, and the winds could spread flames from the Getty Fire.
In northern California, the massive Kincade Fire has grown to over 76,000 acres. By Wednesday morning it was 30% contained and had damaged or destroyed about 200 houses and other buildings. The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, said that around 365,000 households and businesses had no electricity after power was cut off in some areas to avoid new forest fires. Smarty, on a ranch in Simi Valley, California, October. 30, 2019. "height =" 413 "width =" 620 "class =" lazyload "srcset =" https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/10/30/1cddfe87-4d65-479d -ac4e-16c43d3fd3ba / thumbnail / 620×413 / 4a306180f6223e48edf683dcaf17927c / simi-fire-ap-19303586625408.jpg 1x, https://cbsnews3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/10/30/1cddfe87-4d65-479d- ac4e-16c43d3fd3ba / thumbnail / 1240×826 / 3cfd7137d68439a44807ab3ac27d9547 / simi-fire-ap-19303586625408.jpg 2x "srcset =" data: image / svg + xml,% 3Csvg% 20xmlns% 3D'http% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.w3.org % 2F2000% 2Fsvg '% 20viewBox% 3D'0% 200% 20620% 20413'% 2F% 3E "/>
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California Forest Fires Map
About a dozen forest fires burned throughout California.
Southern California Extreme Red Flag Warning
In Southern California, the National Weather Service issued its first Extreme Red Flag Warning for much of the Ventura and Los Angeles districts. The warning predicts "gusts of wind between 50 and 70 miles per hour", scattered gusts that could reach 80 miles per hour and extremely low humidity.
"All this adds up to an extreme fire weather hazard, which means the conditions for the fire to grow are just as dangerous and behavior as we've seen lately," the meteorological service said in his warning, which lasts until 6pm Thursday.
Southern California Edison said Wednesday it had disrupted the power supply of more than 68,000 homes and businesses during the strongest wind event in Santa Ana of the season.
Visible wildfire in the wine country from San Francisco
The massive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County's Northern California wine country is now visible from San Francisco. And the predicted strong winds are indeed back, CBS San Francisco reported:
Three reports of looting in Northern California as Kincade Fire increased
Northern California officials received three additional reports of looting when Kincade Fire raged. Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said at a press conference on Tuesday. The looting was discovered when the residents returned to their homes and businesses and found that items were missing. There were no arrests.
"The Sheriff's Office is doing everything to get you back to your homes," Essick said. "We recognize the fear there."
Three people were arrested at the beginning of the week for unauthorized entry into evacuation zones.
The Kincade Fire grew at 6:30 pm to 76,138 acres. Local time, Cal Fire representative Jonathan Cox said. About 189 buildings were destroyed, including 86 detached houses.
The fire was still contained on Tuesday evening to 15%. Cox said that after the big wind event predicted for Tuesday evening subsided, he expects an increase in containment.
PG & E employees are exposed to threats and attacks while at work to prevent forest fires, said PG & E President and CEO Bill Johnson at a press conference Tuesday.
"Our field staff were repeatedly targeted for misguided attacks, verbal abuse, threats, assault and even weapons," Johnson said. "Today, one of our PG & E staff driving a PG & E vehicle was deliberately driven off the street by an angry car driver." The field was repeatedly targeted for misguided attacks, verbal abuse, threats, assault, and even weapons. "https://t.co/lDr6CFDQSB pic.twitter.com/vaqBfT0O7q
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