Blaze engulfs Southern California
A fire burning out of control in Southern California has grown to a massive 8000 hectares, as residents in an area north of here were forced to evacuate. The blaze, which has been dubbed the “Sand Fire” after a nearby neighbourhood, was only 10 percent contained as of July 24. The fire has been burning in California’s Santa Clarita Valley since July 22, but has now shifted to threaten more populated areas, such as the Sand Canyon neighbourhood of Santa Clarita.
A sign reading “Why” is placed near flowers and candles laid near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in Munich on July 24, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student ran amok.