So far, there are 17 wildfires in California, including two large ones, including Getty fire in Los Angeles, Southern California.
But whats unexpected is that the fire that burned 656 acres of mountain forest in Los Angeles area and caused large-scale evacuation of residents started from a branch.
Eric garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, confirmed at a press conference on the 29th local time that the cause of the fire was a branch falling on the wire, saying it was act of God.
Investigators have been trying to find out the cause of the fire since Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said on its website.
Based on the investigation of combustion mode, eyewitness statements and physical evidence, officials preliminarily determined that the initial location of the fire was a highway in Getty District, Los Angeles. There is no evidence of arson or deliberate arson.
The fire department also released a dash cam on the official website. The video shows that the fire may have been caused by a branch: at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, the branch broke off under strong wind conditions and fell on the nearby electric wire, causing a fire, which ignited the nearby bush.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Departments official twitter, mayor gaxiti confirmed the news at a 29 PM press conference, saying: in short, its providence.
Mayor of Los Angeles: its providence! Graph from twitter
Los Angeles Mayor gaxiti stressed that the fire does not belong to equipment failure and should not be the responsibility of the Los Angeles Hydropower Bureau. Gahti noted that investigators did find a fallen pole in the area because it was still intact.
At present, the fire has been controlled by 15%, and one firefighter was slightly injured.
A branch of a tree triggered a fire that spread rapidly, burning 656 acres, destroying 12 houses and evacuating thousands of local residents.
According to the pictures, the cause of the fire may be a tree branch from the Los Angeles Fire Department twitter.
At present, the Los Angeles government website has sounded the extreme Red Alert (extreme flag), which lasted from 11:00 p.m. on the 29th to 4:00 p.m. on the 31st due to the impact of Hurricane Santa Ana.
Around 11 oclock tonight, we will see some very strong winds, mayor gaxiti said at a press conference. Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas reiterated that residents are expected to stay in a safe area for another period of time because of the impact of the gale and cant go home.
This years Santa Ana hurricane will be the strongest wind of the season, or even since 2007, with the highest wind speed expected to remain at 35.76m/s, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.