Around 50,000 people have been evacuated amid the so-called Tick wildfire raging in the US’ state of California, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
“Approximately 3000 acres at 0% containment. An estimated 50,000 residents have been evacuated,” the authority wrote on Twitter late on Thursday.
It added that the firefighting operation involved approximately 500 firefighters, four water-dropping helicopters and four fixed-wing air tankers. Tick broke out on Thursday is one of several wildfires sweeping California amid low humidity and high winds.