Tiril (16) rømte fra brannen i bare tøflene

Den norske studenten er blant 150.000 som måtte flykte fra brannene i California.

Denne artikkelen er over ett år gammel, og kan inneholde utdatert informasjon.

Den norske studenten Tiril Sofie Mong (16) er blant de rundt 150.000 som måtte flykte fra brannene i delstaten California på den amerikanske vestkysten.

Brannene beskrives som en av de verste i California på over hundre år.

Titusener flyktet til fots og i biler fra brannen som utslettet byen Paradise nord i delstaten.

Flere tusen bygninger antas å ha blitt flammenes rov. Det bodde 27.000 mennesker i Paradise før byen ble utradert.

Tiril var en av dem.

– Jeg våknet og så at alt var oransje, men visste ingenting om brannen. Jeg kledte på meg og fikk melding fra treneren om at fotballtreningen var avlyst på grunn av brann, sier hun til TV 2.

Så kom beskjeden om at hun måtte komme seg ut av huset.

– Jeg sprang ut i tøfler og det jeg hadde på meg, og vi satte oss i bilen, fortsetter hun.

Idet de kjørte derfra, kunne de lukte og se brannen, som var rett bak huset.

Brannmannskapene er nærmest maktesløse i kampen mot flammene. I nord er ni personer bekreftet omkommet, og brannene sprer seg.

Kjendiser måtte flykte

800 kilometer unna i sør er «kjendisbyen» Malibu, som har rundt 13.000 innbyggere, hardt rammet. I sør er to personer bekreftet omkommet.

– Det er tøft. Verden står bokstavelig talt i brann. Dessverre blir det stadig vanligere her i California, sier skuespilleren Natalie Portman.

Brannmannskapenes desperate forsøk på å stanse brannene har til nå vært til ingen nytte.

Kjendiser som Kim Kardashian West, Will Smith, Caitlyn Jenner og Denise Richards har måttet flykte, og Lady Gaga og Guillermo Del Toro har uttrykt sin bekymring for at boligene deres skal bli flammenes rov.

– Røyken er veldig nær nå, og for første gang kan jeg se flammer. Vi er ikke i evakueringssonen, men jeg liker ikke dette så vi er nødt til å dra herfra, sier Will Smith i en video han har postet på Instagram.

Settet til TV-serien «Westworld» er allerede blitt flammenes rov. Lørdag brant ranchen som tidligere president Ronald Reagan, og flammene truer også Thousand Oaks, som allerede har opplevd en tragedie denne uken. Det var her tolv mennesker ble skutt og drept av en tidligere soldat på en bar onsdag.

– Er du klar til å dra, så dra, lyder den klare oppfordringen fra John Benedict hos sheriffen i Los Angeles.​​ (TV 2/NTB)

MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Wind-driven flames move across Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A man taking photographs of fire looks back in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A deputy retreats from flames in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Wind-driven flames move across Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Flames overtake the Reagan Ranch, once owned by President Ronald Reagan, at Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Flames overtake the Reagan Ranch, once owned by President Ronald Reagan, at Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters cool hot spots during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Embers are blown by gusty winds at the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 near Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Strong winds blow embers from burning houses during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. After a experiencing a mass shooting, residents of Thousand Oaks are threatened by the ignition of two nearby dangerous wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire which has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.   David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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A firefighter carries a hose through an apartment complex as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A woman reacts as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Firefighters hose down the Malibu post office during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins
The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A firefighter kicks a trash pile that caught fire away from a home owner's garage during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Clouds of smoke appear from the Woolsey Fire to the north in Malibu as a helicopter flies over the  Santa Monica Beach Pier in Santa Monica, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Clouds of smoke appear from the Woolsey Fire to the north in Malibu and over the Santa Monica Pier as people make their way through Venice Beach, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Clouds of smoke appear from the Woolsey Fire to the north in Malibu and over the Santa Monica Pier as people walk through Venice Beach, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins
A helicopter makes a water drop as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Firefighters try to save a structure as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A firefighter carries a hose through an apartment complex as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A firefighter walks through an apartment complex as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A donkey rests on a roadside as the Camp Fire burns in Big Bend, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Capt. Steve Millosovich carries a cage of cats while battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Millosovich said the cage fell from the bed of a pick-up truck as an evacuee drove to safety. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Park Billow, 27, sprays water on the hot spots in his backyard as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Authorities announced Friday that a quarter of a million people are under evacuation orders as wind-whipped flames rage through scenic areas west of Los Angeles and burn toward the sea. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it burns a home in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Authorities announced Friday that a quarter of a million people are under evacuation orders as wind-whipped flames rage through scenic areas west of Los Angeles and burn toward the sea. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Firefighters spray water on a burning home in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. A Southern California wildfire continues to burn homes as it runs toward the sea.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A home is engulfed in flames during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire burning a home in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. A Southern California wildfire continues to burn homes as it runs toward the sea. But winds that drove the ferocious flames have eased Friday night, but are expected to return Sunday.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire burning a home in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. There's no word on what sparked the Woolsey Fire and smaller Hill blaze Thursday. But winds are blamed for pushing the fire through scenic canyon communities and ridgetop homes. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. There's no word on what sparked the Woolsey Fire and smaller Hill blaze Thursday. But winds are blamed for pushing the fire through scenic canyon communities and ridgetop homes.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Branninfernoet i California fortsetter. Foto: NTB scanpix