Three injured, hundreds evacuated as Southern California wildfire rages

August 8, 2013 CALIFORNIAA wildfire raged out of control in the high desert east of Los Angeles on Wednesday, injuring two firefighters and one civilian and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents of three small communities. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles outside Los Angeles in Riverside County. Within hours it had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said. The department’s website said three people had been injured but provided no additional details. Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley were under mandatory evacuation orders, and Highway 243 had been closed, Berlandt said. Shelters had been set up at high schools in nearby Hemet and Beaumont, the department’s website said. Berlandt said several structures had been destroyed by the flames, but it was not immediately clear whether any of them were homes. Local TV images showed what appeared to be single-family residences in flames. He said some 500 firefighters assisted by water-dropping aircraft were working to protect homes and other buildings, and more crews were on the way. Authorities have not yet determined how the fire started. Berlandt said conditions were “extremely dry” in the area and across California and the West. The fire is the latest to break out during what experts say could become one of the worst U.S. fire seasons. A Colorado wildfire, ranked as that state’s most destructive on record, ravaged more than 500 homes and killed two people. In Arizona, 19 members of an elite “hotshot” firefighting crew died while battling a wildfire on June 30. –Reuters
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3 Responses to Three injured, hundreds evacuated as Southern California wildfire rages

  1. Weapons and Arsenals of God command repentance!


    • Deirdre says:

      Amen. And true. Several weeks ago during prayer, I asked the LORD where our country was and He said, “Isaiah 5:9 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.’ Now I also believe this to be on a spiritual level too (thinking of Rev ‘I will remove your lampstand if you don’t repent’.) Many times what we see in the physical is a manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual.


      • Thank you for responding. Jesus is coming soon, our prayer is preparation for those who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Jesus said those who endure to the end shall be saved. Blessings!


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