The fires, estimated to have been spawn by several variables, damaged several homes and continued throughout the weekend as north winds continued to aid the blazes. Winds reached 50 mph which spread the flames into the neighboring grass fields of the Hollywood Hills. Water dropping helicopters were used to contain the flames. The winds also took down power lines and some fire investigators believe that these power lines were the major components in starting the fires. However, it is certain that the winds worsened an already dangerous set of events.
Fire officials have examined the damaged and have reported that serious damage has resulted to homes in the area. Dry winters and the lack of rain are also being looked into as continuing causes for these vicious fires. The lack of rain for the area causes a great deal of concern for local officials.
Firefighters were very worried about potential hotspots
where embers had the possibility of erupting more flames. Numerous power
outages were reported as a result of the fires. Over 100,000
Only a month ago were fires just as detrimental in
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