Video – Charred cars and a highway surrounded by flames… Pictures of the giant fire near Los Angeles

In California, an out-of-control fire led to the evacuation of more than 1,200 people.
Firefighters battle giant flames with strong winds that do not make their job easy.
A disaster sparks impressive scenes, as shown at 1pm on TF1.

The mountain turned into fire. The highway is completely surrounded by fire. In the orange sky, the water-bombing helicopter cycles do not stop. On the ground, 400 firefighters were mobilized. In vain: the fire continued to advance, destroying everything in its path. At least 6,000 hectares of smoke have already burned in the mountains north of Los Angeles (California, USA), in difficult-to-reach areas as well as in residential neighborhoods.

Wow, look at this fast food“, points out one Internet user in a video posted on social networks. At one of the highway stops, everything burned down within a few minutes. Dozens of car wrecks were charred, just like the McDonald's restaurant installed there. In total, more than 1,200 people The area had to be evacuated.The wind will be an aggravating factor in these fires, and will make our work very difficult.says Los Angeles firefighter Craig Little.

Currently, no injuries have been reported. But the largest fires detected were contained to only 2% of their area on Sunday evening, according to authorities. Extreme heat must also complicate matters. A heat wave is expected in the coming days in the western United States. 44 degrees Celsius was recorded in Los Angeles during the day on Thursday. Unfortunately, California is accustomed to huge fires every summer, which have been exacerbated by climate change.

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ta| TF1 report by TOMAS MISRACHI and DELPHINE XAINTE

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