It became the second largest on Sunday Fire The history of California and it is not over yet. The gigantic “Dixie Fire” should last at least another ten days. Temperatures are expected to hover above 38 degrees again in the middle of the week
Firefighters Trust that the fire will not be extinguished before August 20th.
According to a recent report released by firefighters California Since its departure on July 13 in the north of the state just before 3pm on Sunday (midnight in Paris), the fire has burned slightly more than 187,000 hectares. This is only 21%. In particular, the town of Greenville was completely destroyed a few days ago and three people are still missing.
California Governor Gavin Newsom walked into the ruins of Greenville on Saturday and expressed “deep appreciation” for the tireless work of firefighters. He said authorities should allocate more resources for forest management and fire prevention. But the Droughts Very severe, it is hotter than ever … We have to openly admit that this fire is caused by the weather, ”he added. The fire has actually grown, spread by a severe heat, a dangerous drought and continuous wind. Eight of the ten biggest fires in California so far have been burned since 2017. And since 2020, even six “August complexes” have occurred, destroying 417,000 hectares.
Thousands of refugees
Wildfires are common in California. But because Climate change, This summer especially with violence and eleven fires on Sunday across the state. Thousands of people have fled the area, and many have taken refuge in makeshift camps – sometimes simple tents, often without knowing if their homes have survived the fire. Some 370 structures (houses and other buildings) have already been demolished.
According to preliminary investigations, the fire was caused by a tree falling on one of the thousands of power cables on the American mainland. The power line is owned by Pacific Case and Company (PG&E), a criminal who has already caused a “campfire” that almost destroyed the city of Paradise from the map and killed 86 people in 2018. In the distance.
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