100s Evacuated After Wildfires Destroy 90,000+ Acres Across 3 States

"Firefighters across three Western states are battling wildfires that have destroyed more than 90,000 acres.

Evacuation orders have been issued in areas threatened by the Lake Fire and Ranch2 Fire in California's Los Angeles County; the Mosier Creek Fire in central Oregon; and the Pine Gulch, Grizzly Creek and Cameron Peak fires in Colorado.

More than 100 homes were evacuated in the rugged hills near Lake Hughes in LA County as the blaze exceeded 11,000 acres. Three structures have been destroyed, and more than 5,000 others are threatened, according to the LA County Fire Department.

The fire was 5% contained on Thursday evening, a day after it was reported, fire officials reported."

Christina Walker, Sarah Moon, and Joe Sutton report for CNN August 14, 2020.


"Southern California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Hundreds Of Homes" (Reuters)

"Crews Try To Tame California Wildfire As Heat Wave Arrives" (AP)

"Several Buildings Destroyed in 'Explosive' Southern California Wildfire; More than 5,000 Structures Threatened" (Weather Channel)

Source: CNN, 08/14/2020