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California pallet yard fire drama

Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 00:44

May 5 - Fire sweeps through a California industrial site packed with wooden shipping pallets. Paul Chapman reports.

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Fire seems to have become the curse of southern California. This blaze engulfed a yard packed with wooden shipping pallets in an industrial area of San Bernadino. The towering stacks of pallets erupted into massive bonfires as fire-fighers tried to tackle the flames from the tops of ladders. Smaller spot fires started in nearby brush as winds whipped away smoke and embers. It's a further headache for firefighters in Southern California where fierce wildfires are threatening thousands of homes north-west of Los Angeles. They've been fanned by high winds and record temperatures which are finally easing.

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California pallet yard fire drama

Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 00:44