The entire state of California has been making national headlines after thousands of people were endangered from local wildfires burning in the area. Sadly, dozens of people have already lost their lives due to the fires.
Now, news of another fire is shocking the region. Firefighters have just confirmed that another blaze has started.
“It really seems like we are chasing it, it moves so fast, so aggressive. And the fire behavior is just so intense,” Mike Grosenbach, a Los Angeles County firefighter, told CBS News of the Woolsey Fire. As some evacuations were lifted in the area, many survivors returned home only to be told to leave again," according to People.
Now, the Sierra Fire is threatening even more citizens. The fire started near Fontana, which is about 50 miles from Los Angeles. At this time, it has burned over 150 acres.
"The Sierra Fire broke out in Fontana, about 50 miles from downtown Los Angeles, overnight and has burned through nearly 150 acres, according to NBC News. Fortunately, firefighters were able to gain some control over the blaze. Although no evacuations have been ordered due to the Sierra Fire, people rushed to flee their homes, backing up traffic in the area, according to the Los Angeles Times," reported People.
Please join us in praying for everyone involved with these fires. We pray protecting upon those battling the flames and we pray for comfort to all those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.
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