(ANSA) – NEW YORK, Sept. 06 – At least two people have been killed and thousands ordered to evacuate from a fast-spreading fire in California. While the oppressive heat wave in the region is expected to reach its peak today, with temperatures above 43 degrees in several regions. Several buildings were destroyed when the Fairview Fire broke out southeast of Los Angeles, destroying 1,000 acres of land in less than 24 hours.
In addition to the two deaths, one person was hospitalized with burns, more than 3,000 homes were ordered to be evacuated, and all local schools were closed, firefighters said.
A spokesman for the fire brigade said on Twitter that the fire was “spreading very quickly even before the firefighters arrived.” The scorching heat wave, along with the drought, creates ideal conditions for explosive fires. (Dealing).
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