Southern California Fire

Mariana Cortes

Dear students,
Southern California has unfortunately experienced very large wildfires since November 8. The major Southern California fire was the Woolsey fire. It burned a total of 96,949 acres of land in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The fire destroyed 1,500 structures and damaged 341 structures, as well. The total of civilian fatalities, is 3 and 3 firefighters were injured in the process of containing the fire. Thankfully, the fire has been 100% contained, since November 21. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but many believe the Southern California Edison company caused the fire, due to the fact that they had an outage on an electrical circuit near the location of where the fire started and a couple of minutes before, as well. On Friday the 23 of November, attorneys from 3 different law firms, hosted an informational town hall meeting in Westlake Village, about a lawsuit that has been filed by the victims of fire against Southern California Edison. The attorneys argue that the fires could have been avoided, if Southern California Edison would have been able to properly maintain their power lines and electrical equipment. On the other hand, Stallions, if you want to help the victims, RRR and ASB are collecting all items that can be useful to the victims, all you have to do is leave your donations in room 36 or 37.

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