BLAZ­ING HELL HITS LA

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

AN in­ferno en­gulfed the Los An­ge­les re­gion yes­ter­day, forc­ing more than 200,000 peo­ple to flee and threat­en­ing thou­sands of homes, in­clud­ing man­sions in the lux­u­ri­ous Bel-Air neigh­bour­hood.

Au­thor­i­ties is­sued a “pur­ple” alert — never used be­fore — be­cause of the ex­treme dan­ger, in­clud­ing winds that could reach 128km/h se­verely lim­it­ing fire­fight­ing ef­forts.

The mas­sive fire.

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