5 Killed As Mud Sweeps Away Homes In California Burn Areas

Lilli Steward

Several houses were destroyed and residents were unaccounted for in the neighborhoods causing downed trees and power lines. About 5 people were killed and homes were swept away from their foundations on Tuesday as heavy rain sent mud and rocks sliding down the hills stripped of vegetation by south California wildfires. Rescue crews had to use helicopters to lift people to safety because of the damage and all of the damaged roads and/or stuck somewhere in need of air lifting to get to a safe place. 5 bodies had been found in and around Montecito Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Crews had worked to clear all the roads across the Los Angeles metropolitan area due to the destroyed homes and tress, ect. The mandatory evacuations were ordered from about 700 homes in different sections in Los Angeles County that had burned about a month ago in the biggest California wildfire.