Thousands of people had to flee on Tuesday forest fire which spread south of Californiawhile strong winds fanned the flames.
Others are encouraged 5,700 people will leave the threatened areas, which were declared on Monday at lunchtime and destroyed 900 hectares the next morning.
The FIRE in Highland, in the countryside southeast of Los Angeles, has jumped on a freeway and three buildings were destroyed.
Six other structures are known to have been destroyed.
More than 300 firefighters They battled the flames from the ground, aided by planes dropping water on the fire.
Maggie Cline de la Rosa, of Cal Fire in Riverside County, told AFP that crews were fighting strong winds and difficult terrain.
“The biggest problem right now is the strong wind”, said. “They tried to prevent (…) from crossing the highway again.”
The National Weather Service reports that gusty winds are expected up to 50 kilometers per hour in the sun.
The so-called Santa Ana wind They are a common part of autumn to the southwest of deerand fuel the risk of fires in an area prone to outbreaks.
A very wet winter, followed by an unusually wet year, produced explosive vegetation growth in large swaths of California after years of drought.
Experts warn that these plants can wither and provide fuel for wildfires, which are a natural part of the climate cycle.
Scientists say climate change is man-made affect our weather patterns, by making dry seasons drier and longer, and wet seasons more severe.