Firefighters battle blazes in Los Angeles area while utility begins restoring power to some northern communities
Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died roughly 12 minutes after PG&E shut down power to the area, the AP reports.
El Dorado county’s fire chief, Lloyd Ogan, said fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30am Wednesday. He said crews arrived to find an unresponsive man in his 60s and were unable to revive him.
In southern California, officials at a press briefing just said the Sylmar fire had spread to 7,500 acres and was 13% contained. Roughly 25 homes have suffered severe impacts and damage. There are still 100,000 people under evacuation orders.
p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Ok @LAFD says total burn is at 7,500 acres and 13% containment. Home damage is still around 25 homes w “severe impact” in the northwest Valley
There’s a lot of potential for growth in this fire. It’s going to be a number of days.
With winds randomly picking up, flare-ups like this one keep crews stationed outside homes for hours pic.twitter.com/qVMvXl1OeI