Nun brennt es in Montecito, Santa Barbara County. (Also keine Gefahr fuer uns!) Die Feuer haben sich, durch starke Winde unterstuetzt, extrem schnell ausgebreitet. Laut News wurden 5.400 Menschen bereits evakuiert und ueber 100 Haeuser zerstoert.
So wie es aussieht, wurden bisher "nur" 3 Menschen verletzt (wir wollen hoffen, dass alle Leute die Haeuser rechtzeitig verlassen konnten!).
SANTA BARBARA, California (CNN) -- A brush fire roared through the canyons of Santa Barbara County late Thursday, forcing residents in the town of Montecito to evacuate as flames engulfed multimillion-dollar homes and more modest ranch-style houses.
More than 100 homes and 2,500 acres had burned, officials said."We believe 100 plus homes have been destroyed," Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Nicole Koon told The Associated Press. "It's our best guess at the moment because it's dark. We're not counting as much as trying to protect the homes."Large homes continued to burn Friday morning. High winds fanned the fire, which started about 6:30 p.m. Thursday northwest of Los Angeles. The fire threatened roughly 1,000 homes, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Winds of 50 mph to 70 mph were forecast through Saturday.
One firefighter suffered burns and was transferred to Sherman Oaks Burn Center. Two civilians who sustained burns were transported to the burn center in Irvine. More than 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze.