Simi Valley fire erupted around 6 a.m. near Easy street in Simi Valley. And the fire quickly turns out of control. The fire has charred over more than 1600 acres and no containment. The fire has threating homes near the valley and forcing thousands of residents to flee. Watch the latest news about fire on all CNN news channel. Activate CNN on Roku. Any difficulty in activation contacts our team of experts.
A Herd of famished goat played a great role in saving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library after wildlife fire flared up in South California. The affirmative cause of the fire is still unknown. SCE (Southern California Edison) confirmed that the fire broke near one of its sub-transmission lines. And they are conducting a review on what are the reason for the fire and will support the investigation team.
Strong Santa Ana winds have been blowing 40 to 50 mph near the fire. To stop the fire the firefighting aircraft were dropping liquids in the area. “It’s a whole lot of fire trucks and heroes out here protecting President Reagan’s Library.” Said John Heubusch, the library’s executive director. Heubusch said that fire has never come so close to the library.
About 40000 residents in Simi Valley and Moorpark have been cleared.” Be ready and Prepared”, “When we ask to leave, please leave immediately,” said Lorenzen.
Ventura County’s wind-driven monster was less impactful then Easy-fire. Fire history in the United States has been very destructive. Thomas Fire in 2017 that charred over almost 282000 acres and the Woolsey fire the 7th most destructive fire that burned over 97000 acres in Los Angeles. But firefighter said that this time was different as the learned from the previous fire destructions and this time they have more resources from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Forestry.
Due to previous extreme wind event warning and more state funding this time more strike teams have come to the area, Lorenzen said. Helicopters and aircrafts played a major role in controlling the fire as with their assistance ground crews in keeping the fire controlled.
The collaborative efforts of 800 firefighters, nine helicopters and eight air tankers trying to manage the fast-moving flames were hampered through the morning by utmost wind conditions. The blaze quickly outflanked crews as gusts picked cinder and carried them through the air. This was the reason that officials warned people near the evacuation zone to shut the doors and windows.
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