Los Angeles is burning

By Christa Collins

Three wind-driven fires have been raging throughout the weekend,
causing thousands to evacuate and closing sections of multiple
local freeways.

The Triangle Complex fire of Orange County reached as close as
Diamond Bar Sunday, near the entrance to the 60 freeway.

At press time, the Triangle Complex fire was 19% contained,
burned more than 24,000 acres and 200 homes and apartments. The
Sayre fire was at 40% containment with 630 structures destroyed and
9,400 acres burned.

The Tea fire was 75% contained, but already burned 1,940 acres
and damaged or destroyed 219 residences.

Multiple freeway sections – including parts of the 57, 60, 71,
and 91 – were shut down at times due to the blazes. Melissa Nuelle,
a Cal Poly alumnus, was stuck in Brea on Sunday due to the
evacuations.

“It was really crazy,” said Nuelle. “People were turning around
on the onramp to the 57 and coming out the wrong way. They were
panicking.”

Multiple campus organizations are teaming up this week to host a
clothing and canned food drive.

There will be bins in the Bronco Student Center and Marketplace
starting tomorrow.

For more information, contact Brian Whitmee at (949) 274 –
3055.

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Los Angeles is burning

Erik Christiansen/Poly Post

Los Angeles is burning

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