August 13, 2020

Huge fire north of Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Los Angeles (AFP) – A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.¬†Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.”Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles Natio…


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