large fire near Los Angeles doubles in size in 24 hours

Two people have already been killed in the fire that broke out on Monday, in the midst of an extreme heat wave that has hit California for a week, as well as parts of Nevada and Arizona.

A major fire ravaging an area on the outskirts of Los Angeles has doubled in size in less than 24 hours, firefighters announced Thursday, faced with a sweltering heat wave in the western United States. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the area threatened by the “fairview fire», which has now consumed more than 7700 hectares of land. “The fire spreads to the east, south and in certain portions located north of the hearth of the fire“Said the California wildfire services.

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Two people have already been killed in the fire that broke out on Monday, in the midst of an extreme heat wave that has hit California for a week, as well as parts of Nevada and Arizona. With temperatures flirting with 45°C in some places, which jeopardize the Californian electricity grid.

The network regulator, California ISO, narrowly avoided rotating blackouts on Tuesday (controlled and spread over different areas). He renewed his alert on Wednesday for “urge consumers to lower demandin the evening and ended up acknowledging the cooperation of the public, which he says has kept the power supply up and running across the state for the entire week. According to the US weather services, the heat wave should begin to dissipate in the coming days, but California is not out of the woods yet.

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