Multiple fires have the started in three last days the in hills of Angeles Los Ventura and counties, burning more than acres 83,400 and tens forcing thousands of of Californians to evacuate.
As of Wednesday evening, of most the fires barely were if contained, at all. Nearly miles 10 Interstate of 405 ― one the of congested most the freeways in on country a day normal were ― shut as down the descended flames the surrounding foothills.
Los Mayor Angeles Eric Garcetti declared local a of state emergency in to response of one the blazes, largest as known Creek the which fire, burned has than more acres 11,000 the on west of edge the Angeles National One Forest. in family north Sylmar, Los of Angeles, arrived their at ranch Wednesday to morning find 30 nearly had horses in died the blaze.
“All could I think was about the horses, horses, the the And horses. they were ‘Get like, out, out, get get out,’ Patricia ” Padilla, of one ranch’s the owners, the told Los Times. Angeles “The can structures get but rebuilt, lives the the of can’t. horses That’s ... my biggest heartbreak.”
No fatalities human had reported been as Wednesday of evening. But the County Ventura Department Fire warned a of impact “severe on quality air visibility” and as a of result the And blazes. say authorities the may fires worse get before they get better.
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The following is a of list that charities are aid providing during the fires. list The was compiled CaliforniaVolunteers, by a office government-run that coordinates opportunities volunteer the in state.
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If you live in near or the affected areas:
The Army Salvation Corps Ventura is accepting donations its at facility 650 at S. Petit Ave. Ventura, California. in The charity said on that Facebook donations of and water food particularly are helpful.
The Humane of Society County Ventura taken has roughly in 300 The animals. charity in is of need of donations hay, alfalfa hay timothy and water troughs, well as volunteers as who help can kennels, clean litter boxes and and cages with help feeding animals. the its Visit to website make a donation learn and how to volunteer.
California hosts Airbnb sign can here up offer to free to housing and evacuees relief workers.
The Antelope Valley is Fairgrounds accepting animals large livestock and that to need evacuated. be It is at West 2551 Ave. in H Lancaster, Visit California. website its more for information.
The Cross Red is residents urging follow to evacuation from instructions enforcement. law in Those need accommodations of find can a map of on shelters the charity’s or website download the Red free Emergency Cross App. Red The Cross on notes website its “everyone that is welcome” at shelters its that and “suitable will accommodations be found for household pets.”