USA: Kincade fire in Northern California expands to 300 sq km

The Kincade wildfire continues raging in Northern California with helicopter seen flying above the burnt area in Sonoma County on Monday. Dozens of buildings were destroyed and damaged by the wildfires that are rapidly spreading in secluded hilltops despite firefighters working through the night, with fire reportedly covering almost 300 square kilometres (74,000 acres). Heavy winds with gusts up... Еще to 90 mph (145 km/h) are expected to move the smoke further. New fires broke out in Los Angeles, being dubbed the Getty fire as it emerged in dry bush near the Getty art museum and Freeway 405. According to reports, around 3 million people across 36 counties have been left without power since Saturday morning, and at least 180,000 people were forced to evacuate by local authorities. Around 3,000 emergency service personnel are reportedly tackling the fires, which have been spread with the aid of strong winds. US President Donald Trump has not yet commented on the issue.

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