los angeles - For the time being, the end of the fires that plague California is not yet in sight. Strong wind stirred the fire on Saturday in many places. It is now about the third fire in the history of the American state.
The fires, which are called Thomas Fire, have now placed more than a thousand buildings in the ashes. Among them are 750 residences. Apart from the material damage, the deployment of thousands of firefighters and firefighting aircraft has so far cost around € 85 million.
The authorities estimate that more than 104,000 hectares of nature have been put ashore. Especially the area about 150 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles has already suffered badly from the fire. Another 18. 000 buildings are currently at risk, according to the firefighters. Especially in the neighborhood of Santa Barbara the risk is high.
As far as we know, two people have died, a 32-year-old firefighter and a 70-year-old woman.