WALL OF FLAMES

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD - PIC­TURE: AP

Flames from what has been dubbed “The Wall Fire,” since it was lo­cated on Chi­nese Wall Road, con­sume a res­i­dence near Oroville, in Cal­i­for­nia yes­ter­day. Evening winds drove the fire through sev­eral neigh­bour­hoods, lev­el­ling homes in its path. A fire at a re­ceiv­ing sta­tion in Los An­ge­les left 140000 res­i­dents with­out power on Satur­day af­ter a sec­ond straight day marked by tem­per­a­tures that ex­ceeded 90 de­grees (32°C), power author­i­ties said. Crews were on site as­sist­ing fire depart­ment op­er­a­tions and as­sess­ing dam­age at the scene. “Some 140000 res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial cus­tomers were left with­out power which was cut off at the sta­tion to al­low crews to work on putting the fire out,” the depart­ment said. There was no word on when it would be re­stored, which would oc­cur once the fire was out and the sys­tem sta­bilised in the af­fected ar­eas, said LADWP, which pro­vides power to 1.6 mil­lion cus­tomers in the city of Los An­ge­les.

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