After the tropical storm Kay it brought rains and lowered temperatures, in California firefighters managed to contain a vast fire forest flared up in the outskirts of Los Angeles: the locals confirmed it. The Fairview Fire was reduced by about 40%, after causing 2 casualties and evacuations. The fire broke out last Monday, during an intense heat wave that affected the South / East of the United States, covering 11,300 hectares and destroying about twenty buildings.
The tail of Storm Kay, which reached Mexico on Thursday in the form of a hurricane and then moved north across the Pacific, brought rainfall in the US state that reduced the fire.
“The fire decreased significantly due to the humidity of tropical storm Kay,“California firefighters and the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, while highlighting the risk of flooding from rain and mudslides in areas where burnt soil is unable to absorb large quantities of water..