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A Raging Brush Fire Burns Areas Of The Luxurious Suburbs Of Los Angeles

First Posted: Jun 06, 2016 09:01 AM EDT
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About 5,000 people were forced to evacuate the areas of Calabasas and Topanga when a wildfire burned over 500 acres of land of these cities on Saturday. The Calabasas, which is an affluent city, is a home for celebrities and a rugged hills and ranches 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the hills of Topanga Canyon is famous as the resident of musicians and artists.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said that the wildfire had burned about 516 acres by sunrise and was 30 percent contained. The cause of fire is believed to be due to an increase heat, abnormal high temperature and dry winds in the parts of southern California, according to Daily Mail.

The officials also said that Topanga was 75 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon. They further said that one house suffered damage and one commercial structure was ruined from the 516-acre fire, according to ABC News. The evacuation orders have remained in the hills of Topanga Canyon. John Tripp, deputy chief of the LA county Fire Department said that there were about 400 firefighters combating the blaze that burned the areas. Three of them had suffered injuries.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who live in their Calabasas homes left on Friday. Tony Coroalles, the city manager of Calabasas said that three thousand homes are evacuated, which is about 5,000 people. The fire officials said that fire forced mandatory evacuations in the Eddingham, Highlands and Adamsville neighborhoods. On the other hand, the temperature began to cool down at night. It was reported then that 15 percent of the fire had been contained.

 

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