The wildfires raging in California are causing thousands to flee their homes and the closure of major highways. One Twitter user uploaded a video which has gone viral. It looks like something out of a movie but it’s completely real.
Take a look below:
Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK
— A. Mutzabaugh CMT (@WLV_investor) December 6, 2017
The Los Angeles Times reports on the destruction:
Several homes burn in exclusive Bel-Air as fire forces evacuations
Several homes were destroyed in Bel-Air on Wednesday as a wind-driven wildfire triggered mandatory evacuations in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods.
The fire prompted evacuations in a large swath of the hillside enclave, which taken with other fires around the region added to a total of more than 100,000 people forced from their homes.
After several tense hours, firefighters appeared to be getting a handle on the fire, which burned in the same area as the destructive 1961 Bel-Air fire. That blaze destroyed more than 500 homes and prompted some of the city’s toughest fire safety regulations.
Wednesday’s fire erupted around 4:50 a.m. in the brush next to the northbound 405 Freeway, near Mulholland Drive. Flames fanned by 25 mph winds quickly traveled east into Bel Air, scorching 150 acres and destroying four to six homes on Casiano Road and Moraga Drive by 11 a.m.
“It’s been years since anything here has burned at all,” said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Cody Weireter. “You’ve got heavy, heavy brush, you’ve got the dryness — obviously, we haven’t had any rain at all. A lot of the fire is topography-driven, which already becomes dangerous. The wind is going to increase that twofold.”
Keep the people of California in your prayers!