The authorities in california were on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of some 500 homes Wednesday after a huge bush fire that spread quickly to the north of Los Angeles and had already ravaged 4000 hectares in the early evening.
The fire started in the early afternoon in the vicinity of lake Hughes, burning a small area of 20 hectares before earn 4000 acres in a little over three hours, according to the fire department in the county of Los Angeles.
More than 300 firefighters were mobilized, supported by helicopters and aircraft to fight the flames.
“The residents of the area are being evacuated” by the local police, said the department of fire-fighting on Twitter. “We ask that you help us to help you and to put our loved ones safe and secure.”
The fires have multiplied and have grown in recent years in California, in part because of climate change.
The most deadly in the history of California, Camp Fire, occurred in November 2018 in the north of the State and had cost the lives of 86 people.