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In California, the fight against wildfires continues

Cool temperatures and reduced wind speed help firefighters in the fight against the elements.

California firefighters have successfully contained the spread of wildfires across the state. The fires have already claimed one life, destroyed dozens of buildings, and led to the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the area of the fire in Los Angeles County overnight localized by 19% due to a cold snap and a decrease in wind speed. The fire managed to destroy at least 31 buildings, including homes.

The fire, localized in the San Fernando Valley in northwestern Los Angeles County, on Friday managed to reduce the area by only 13%. The fire led to the destruction of crops on more than 3 thousand hectares, authorities said. Notice of mandatory evacuation was received on Saturday by residents of 23 thousand houses in the area, where a total of 100 thousand people live.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established. However, reports of a blaze that broke out on Thursday night on a power line are being investigated.
Another fire in Riverside County destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities say that now the fire was localized by 25%, destroyed 330 hectares of crops.
One person died because of a heart attack.

In Northern California, power has resumed for 98% of consumers. Earlier, the energy company Pacific Gas & Electric to prevent turned off the lights of hundreds of thousands of residents of the region.

More than 1,000 firefighters are fighting the fire.