Sunday, June 2, 2013

More than 2,000 homes have been evacuated and thousands of acres scorched as an uncontained blaze sweeps New Mexico and Los Angeles

Firefighters are battling wildfires blazing across New Mexico that have scorched thousands of acres, as a wind shift prompted evacuation calls for more than 2,000 homes in Los Angeles.

The three-day-old Powerhouse fires have already burned 5661 acres including dried-out brush across Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth, with only 20 per cent contained, according to the Los Angeles Times.

CBS reports about 900 firefighters battled flames as crews made repeated air drops of fire retardant and water in Los Angeles on Saturday.