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Over 23 square kilometres of forest in flames in Los Angeles

Over 23 square kilometres of forest in flames in Los Angeles

Forest fires have this weekend a large part of the forest in the Verdugo Mountains near Los Angeles in the American state of California is destroyed.

It comes to a surface area of over 23 square kilometres. Three houses burned down, two workers had to go to the hospital.

It comes to the largest forest fire in the history of the city. The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has the state of emergency was declared. The inhabitants of about seven hundred houses as a precaution evacuated.

It is 40 degrees Celsius, unusually warm in the region, which is known for its relatively cool summers. Because the wind still running, firefighters big effort to get the fire under control.

Thursday blocked a forest fire is already one of the access roads to the famous natural park of Yosemite.

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