LA Fires Continue

Ken AshfordDisasters, Environment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

You’ve got the Getty Fire in LA County…

…and the Kincaid Fire in Northern California…

… and windy dry conditions. A nightmare.

Last night was not as bad as predicted in Northern California, where firefighters have been battling the Kincade fire, the biggest active wildfire in the state. That blaze, which has so far burned more than 76,000 acres and destroyed 189 structures, is now 30 percent contained, up from 15 percent yesterday.

With the Getty Fire, forecasters have predicted winds between 50 m.p.h. and 70 m.p.h. in Los Angeles County and Ventura County this morning, with some gusts up to 80 m.p.h. in the mountains. That would come close to matching a Category 1 hurricane, which has sustained winds of at least 74 m.p.h.

As of now, the Getty fire was 15 percent contained.

And now we have a third, dubbed the Easy Fire, in Simi Valley which is threatening the Reagan Presidential Library