US News California: a fire ravages the region east of Los Angeles

03:05  03 august  2020
03:05  03 august  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Ukraine: explosion of the house of the main anti-corruption activist

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East Los Angeles (Spanish: Este de Los Ángeles ), or East L.A., known in the 1920s as Belvedere or Belvedere Gardens, is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California . As of the 2010 census it had a population of 126,496.

Los Angeles , officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the largest city in California . With an estimated population of nearly four million people

  Californie : un incendie ravage la région à l'est de Los Angeles © Supplied by Le Point

Since Friday July 31, at the end of the afternoon, the " Apple Fire" ravages the Cherry Valley and the San Bernardino National Forest, located south of California and a hundred miles east of Los Angeles. More than 8,300 hectares have already disappeared. At least 2,600 homes and nearly 7,800 people had to be evacuated and firefighters were unable to announce when residents might return to their homes.

At 8 p.m. ( Paris time ), Sunday, more than 1,300 firefighters, assisted by helicopters, trucks and bombers were deployed in the area. After having managed to contain 12% of the fire at the start of the day, the fire was no longer contained by the beginning of the afternoon and continued to grow. No casualties have been reported yet, with damage limited to two buildings and a house.

Russia. New anti-Kremlin protest weekend in Khabarovsk

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Firefighters Make Progress Against Fires Raging in California . Here’s a Map of All the Big Fires Across At least eight fires are still currently burning in California , continuing a fire season that has been Another quick-moving wildfire destroyed homes in San Bernardino, Calif. east of Los Angeles .

Sixteen of the largest wildfires burning in California have scorched 320,000 acres, authorities said Wednesday -- an area larger than the entire city of Los Angeles .

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A fire of criminal origin?

The northern and southern edges of the fire are located in steep and rugged hillsides, inaccessible to fire trucks, authorities said. Dense vegetation also fueled the fire which continued to burn with great intensity near homes, said Fernando Herrera, Riverside County fire captain on Friday. Fire activity is expected to remain high on Sunday, due to warm temperatures and drought. An investigation is underway to determine the origin of the fire, which could be criminal.

Niger. Six French people, including several humanitarian workers from the NGO Acted, killed by armed men .
© Ouest-France Infographie Six French tourists were killed in the Kouré area in Niger on Sunday, August 9. This Sunday, August 9, we learned of the death of eight people, including six French, in Niger. They were reportedly killed by armed men. The French army provided support to Nigerien forces on Sunday, the headquarters in Paris announced.

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