Fires still a threat in LA

Mercury (Hobart) - - TALKING POINT -

OF­FI­CIALS say a tree branch strik­ing a power line ig­nited a wild­fire that de­stroyed a dozen homes in a star-stud­ded area of Los An­ge­les this week.

The Depart­ment of Wa­ter and Power said strong winds drove the branch into the line, caus­ing it to arc and spark the fire. The fire that ig­nited near the J. Paul Getty Mu­seum drove celebri­ties in­clud­ing LeBron James and Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger from their homes. The fire de­stroyed 12 homes. About 10,000 peo­ple re­main un­der evac­u­a­tion or­ders with hot winds due to re­turn.

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