Southern California wildfires by the numbers

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Six major wildfires have scorched over 141,000 acres across Southern California this week, forcing more than 212,000 residents from their homes. Nearly 8,700 firefighters on Friday were still battling the flames, which have spread rapidly by fierce Santa Ana winds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Here’s a breakdown of the major wildfires still raging in the region as of Friday morning: Thomas fire in Ventura CountyAcres burned: 132,000Containment: 10 percentStructures destroyed: 401Structures damaged: 81Structures threatened: 15,000Evacuations: 88,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 3,216Creek fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 15,323Containment: 40 percentStructures destroyed: 63Structures damaged: 47Structures threatened: 2,500Evacuations: 150,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 2,295Rye fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 6,049Containment: 35 percentStructures destroyed: 1Structures damaged: 0Structures threatened: 5,460Evacuations: 2,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 901Skirball fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 475Containment: 30Structures destroyed: 6Structures damaged: 12Evacuations: Over 700 homes in a 3.2-square-mile areaLilac fire in San Diego CountyAcres burned: 4,100Containment: 0 percentStructures destroyed: 65Evacuations: 23,000 “evacuation messages” sent outLiberty fire in Riverside CountyAcres burned: 300Containment: 60 percentStructures destroyed: 2 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img


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