France fires: Thousands evacuated as blazes hit Riviera – CNN.com

Parts of the French Riviera were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to local police.

More than 10,000 residents and tourists were moved after a forest fire started near the coastal commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas, around 40 km (nearly 25 miles) from Toulon, one of the country’s southernmost towns.

Source: France fires: Thousands evacuated as blazes hit Riviera – CNN.com

Fire destroys Denbo home

DENBO – Sandrea Baumgardner – literally – had a rude awakening Sunday.

The house next door, at 2059 2nd St., caught fire about 4:30 a.m. and was in full rage shortly thereafter. Baumgardner was roused from her sleep by neighbors pounding on her doors. She dressed quickly and stepped out of her home.

“When I came out, the flames were so strong I thought they would singe my eyebrows,” she said around noon, after the blaze reduced the neighboring two-story structure to an ashen shell. Seven hours later, smoke still emanated from what had been home to five people in the Denbo section of Centerville Borough.

Source: Fire destroys Denbo home

Wildfire near Lake Cachuma spreads to more than 17,000 acres | abc7.com

A wildfire burning near Lake Cachuma has spread to more than 17,000 acres, reducing the containment to 35 percent.

The blaze, dubbed the Whittier Fire, started July 8 along Highway 154 and burned about 330 acres near Camp Whittier. The fire spread quickly and prompted evacuations at campsites in the area and homes along the corridor.

As of Friday night, the blaze had charred more than 13,000 acres. By 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Forest Service officials said the blaze burned 17,364 acres.

Source: Wildfire near Lake Cachuma spreads to more than 17,000 acres | abc7.com

Bulletin — LADWP Statement Regarding Fire at Receiving Station in North SF Valley – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LADWP Statement Regarding Fire at Receiving Station in North SF Valley

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crews are currently responding to a fire that occurred this evening at Receiving Station J, located in the Northridge/Reseda area of Los Angeles. The fire began at approximately 6:52 p.m. and involves equipment that carries high voltage electricity and distributes it at lower voltages to customers in the surrounding area.

 

The fire affected one portion of the Receiving Station, but as an emergency precautionary measure, power to and from the facility has been shut off while LAFD personnel work to put the fire out. At this time the number of customers affected by the power outage is undetermined.

 

Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available. LADWP appreciates customers’ patience. As soon as possible, crews will assess damage at the station and begin the work of restoring power to affected customers.

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Source: LADWP Statement Regarding Fire at Receiving Station in North SF Valley – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power