California Raging Inferno: SHOCKING Photos, Latest Updates, Video + Infographic

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Check the LATEST updates Nexter knows about vicious Californian wildfire:

Update (5:00 a.m. EST Dec.18):

  • Thomas fire burned 270,000 acres;
  • More than 1,000 buildings destroyed;
  • It is still 45% contained;
  • 8,400 firefighters are dealing with the blaze;

Update (7:00 a.m. EST Dec.13):

 

Update (8:00 a.m. EST Dec.12):

7 Reasons Why We Should Be Afraid of Thomas Fire – Numbers and Photos (Infographic)

Update (1:10 a.m. EST Dec.12):

  • Destroyed more than 1,000 structures;
  • Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history;
  • About 94,000 people were evacuated;
  • The cost of fighting the fire is currently $34 million;
  • Firefighters from other states have come to help to deal with a massive blaze.

Check out Thomas Fire in astonishing numbers.

Photo taken by satellite: 

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Source: businessinsider.com

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Santa Barbara County: 

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Source: theguardian.com

Firefighters:

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Source: theguardian.com

Update (5:01 a.m. EST Dec.11):

  • 5 fires have collectively destroyed nearly 230,000 acres;
  • Demolished:  792 structures;
  • Forecasts show no rain for California for the next two weeks;

 

Update (2:01 p.m. EST Dec.9):

  •  175,000 acres have burned in the six fires in California
  • About 8,500 firefighters are currently trying to stop the blaze
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,010
  • Structures Threatened: 25,000
  • Civilians Evacuated: 90,000
  • Largest Fire: Thomas Fire at 148,000 acres (over 231 square miles)

President Trump declared a state of emergency in California, which allows federal assistance to supplement the state.

Update (1:35 a.m. EST Dec.8):

  • Two people were burned in one new blaze – Lilac Fire;
  • 141,000 acres have burned in the six furious fires in California;
  • Thomas Fire destroyed 439 buildings;
  • About 6,000 firefighters are currently trying to stop the blaze;
  • Breathtaking photos of the raging California wildfires from space:

Update (3:02 a.m. EST Dec.7):

  • The index of the fire danger is 296, it’s the highest has ever been in California.
  • Thomas Fire expanded from 45,500 to 96,000 acres; 
  • More than 200 homes are destroyed;
  • About 200,000 people were forced to leave;
  • Winds speed of up to 80 mph and it’s going to be even worse in the next 24 hours;
  • Creek Fire – 12,000 acres;
  • Rye Fire – 7,000 acres;
  • Skirball Fire – 500 acres.

California wildfire locations (CNN):

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Source: CNN

Update (2:55 a.m. EST Dec.6):

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Source: Google

  • More than 150,000 people were evacuated.
  • More than 100 homes are destroyed;
  • The fire was named “Thomas Fire” and expanded from nothing to 45,500 acres; 
  • Fire is currently 31,000 acres with 150 structures destroyed. 1 firefighter injury. 27,000 people evacuated.
  • The fire was reported about 6:25 p.m local time.
  • The fire has begun near  Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula and has spread to cover 15 square miles. Within an hour, the fire grew from 50 to 500 acres.
  • 25 to 50 mph winds were pushing the fire toward the cities of Santa Paula and Ventura, hitting Foothill Road, and burned down at least 10,000 acres, leading to massive wildfire and evacuation of  800 homes in Ventura and Santa Paula;
  • “We’re really just trying to catch it around the edges and just pinch it off as quickly as we possibly can,” said Ventura County Firefighter about the furious and wild winds.
  • Police stated that one person (a motorcyclist) was killed in a road accident due to the wildfire.
  • About two buildings were destroyed and more than thousand of residents were evacuated.
  • Southern California counties were left without power shortly after 10 p.m. local time.

 

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