Winds are not helpful for firefighters in the Los Angeles area. At least 20 different fires broke out Wednesday in Southern California, Cal Fire Chief Tom Porter said.
The Getty fire in Los Angeles threatens over 7,000 homes, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. And about 40 miles northwest of the city, the Easy Fire broke out on Wednesday in the Simi Valley. Wind gusts of at least 74 mph were reported at a weather station about seven miles north of Simi Valley.
Several employees remained to protect what they could.
Strong winds "are a major concern for us". Ventura County Fire District Brian McGrath told CNN Fellow KABC.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the state has provided a grant for assistance with fire management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help combat wildfire. The grant allows affected local and state agencies and agencies to apply for a 75% reimbursement of eligible fire fighting costs.
Energy companies can be responsible for fires
The Simi Valley fire starts near the Southern California Edison Transmission Line, the energy company said, adding that it had submitted a report to the state commission utilities.
"The SCE is reviewing the circumstances of the fire and will cooperate with all investigations into the origin and cause of the fire," the company said in a statement.
In Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) filed three reports in California communal services commission Wednesday states that their equipment could be involved in the start of three fires, according to officials.
Bill Johnson, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation, told the media that the company had contacted the state for video messages that possibly showing sparking electrical lines in the fires of Bethel Island and Oakley.
A third report was then filed linking its equipment to a fire in Milpitas, California.
"Problems were observed by the wire. They observed two houses, two cars and a shed damaged by fire. Milpitas on location The fire department investigator informed the troublemaker that he was looking at the downed conductor as a potential source of ignition and collected some of the conductor in evidence, "PG&E told CNN.
"We are ready to go and say goodbye to our home & # 39;
The Los Angeles-based Cuba Neves says her heart stopped when her neighbor knocked on the door early Monday and told her they were in the area of vakuatsiya.
Neves lives in a voluntary evacuation area. She was safe so far, but that could change at any moment.
"We currently have suitcases by the door, the car is crammed and we are ready to go and say goodbye to our home if they say yes," she wrote. But she told CNN what it is like to live under constant threat and anxiety .
"I have 3-year-old twins with sensitive lungs, so the school was canceled a lot, they had to wear masks, and we" discussed the fact that there are fires away … and that changes the quality of the air, "he said she. "We let them play roles with our fire and truck crews."
California's largest fire is far from contained
The Kinkade fire started on October 23, but the cause is still being investigated.
The good news: Forecasters say the wind will weaken by Thursday and more residents can get home.
About 2,400 people out of 186,000 people under
Joe Sutton, Holly Yang, Ray Sanchez, Amanda Jackson, Sarah Moon, and Alberto Moya contributed to this report.