As Wildfire Rages California, a coronavirus population needs to evacuate

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A wild fire initially started at 50 acres, and now its flames quickly spread to 10,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest between Santa Clarita and Palmdale, north of LA since afternoon around 4pm Yesterday.

This Lake Fire has prompted evacuation orders and road closures in the Lake Hughes area, according to CBS Los Angeles.

This blaze is threatening more than 5,000 building structures, and 3 of them were already destroyed. according to California Fire Dept.

“This will be a major fire for several days,” Angeles National Forest fire chief Robert Garcia told reporters at a Thursday morning briefing.

10,868 people have already died from the Coronavirus as of August 13, 2020, and mandatory evacuation takes place with a population that is 600,000 coronavirus positive.

Those are most likely high-end resident areas.

Including crews from Angeles National Forest, and the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Culver City, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica fire departments are working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to evacuate residents near the fire.

Several mandatory evacuation orders, affecting approximately 100 homes, were issued.

An evacuation center was set up at Highland High School in Palmdale. Due to coronavirus restrictions, officials said evacuees will have to remain in their cars outside the school.

 

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