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Massive California fire eases with rains

Firefighters were able to beat back a massive wildfire outside Los Angeles after a tropical storm brought rains and cooler tempe
Firefighters could actually beat back an enormous wildfire outside LA following a tropical storm brought rains and cooler temperatures, US authorities said Saturday.

California firefighters could actually beat back an enormous wildfire outside LA following a tropical storm brought rains and cooler temperatures, US authorities said on Saturday.

The Fairview Fire was 40 percent contained by Saturday evening after forcing evacuation orders and leaving two different people dead, fire officials said.

The blaze erupted on Monday at the midpoint of a ferocious heat wave in the southwestern USA, scorching 28,000 acres (11,300 hectares) and destroying a lot more than 20 buildings.

The remnants of storm Kay, which made landfall Thursday in Mexico as a hurricane before rolling north up the Pacific Coast, brought rains that helped calm the fire.

“Fire activity has been greatly reduced because of the moisture from Tropical Storm Kay,” a statement from Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said.

Authorities warned, however, that the rains brought a threat of flash flooding and mudflows in areas where burned-out soil cannot absorb the sudden downpour.

“We’re able to go from the fire suppression event into significant rain, water rescues, mudslides, debris (flows),” Jeff Veik of Cal Fire’s Riverside Unit said Friday.

The western USA is a lot more than two decades right into a historic drought that scientists say has been worsened by human-made climate change.

A lot of the countryside is parched and overgrown, creating the conditions for hot, fast and destructive wildfires.



2022 AFP

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