USA: Residents and pets seek refuge from La Tuna blaze with Red Cross and animal shelter

The American Red Cross and Hansen Dam Equestrian Centre provided temporary accommodation for displaced people as well as animals that had been evacuated from the path of the La Tuna fire, in Los Angeles, on Sunday. Hansen Dam Equestrian Centre worker Robin Jackson said they had taken in around 150 animals. «There has been such a major fire in the mountains and there were so many animals that... Еще have been misplaced and we have horses, chickens, cats. You name it, we have it all,» she said. American Red Cross employee Craig Reneizky explained how the humanitarian organisation had provided emergency accommodation for La Tuna fire evacuees, complete with «warm meals, food, cots to sleep on overnight.» Los Angeles Fire Department Public Information Officer David Ortiez said that the fire had been contained. «As of now the fire activity has diminished. We have improved the fire conditions due to the increase in humidity and that’s helped us out a lot.» Ortiez warned that there was still some instability with weather conditions which could be cause for concern. He went on to say that the firefighters that had been involved in the initial operation had been able to take a break after working «for over 30 to 40 hours straight.» The fire, which has been described as the largest in Los Angeles' history, has reportedly covered around 7,000 acres of land.

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