Wildfires Hit California...Again
In what is quickly becoming routine news, wildfires broke out in Southern California over the weekend.
Just 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, firefighters were battling a blaze that had torched 750 acres, destroyed two homes, and forced 1,200 people to evacuate the region, Fox News reports. The fire was 20% contained as of Sunday, with a local animal reserve having been evacuated and helicopters and planes assisting the firefighters by dropping water over the blaze.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
Meanwhile, a second wildfire was declared contained near Napa Valley. Though this second blaze had destroyed over 300 acres of land and threatened the numerous wineries located near Napa Valley, fire officials were confident the fire had been successfully halted as of Sunday, CNN reports.
That fire was caused when a rock struck by a car ignited some brush. The evacuation orders for the Napa Valley region were lifted as of Sunday, allowing 100 people to return to their homes.