2017 Statewide Large Wildfires in California
Fire in California today news: A destructive wildfire has been broken out in about 19 places in California. It also has taken a death toll of 5 people. Firefighters are battling to control the blaze. Temperature is unusually higher and at many places up by 20 degrees. Read here breaking News of wildfires in California 2017. You can check video footage on YouTube Chanel.
In Los Angeles, the sky was filled with smoke and ash rained down on Sunday. Thousands were forced to flee from their home to the west to save from strong heat wave. The wildfire is being considered the largest in the history of the city. Brush fire took place in about nine square miles of mountains covered by bushes. 1,000 fire fighters were struggling to put it off. The La Tuna Canyon fire has burnt nearly 5,900 acres in mountains north of downtown and destroyed three homes. The authorities were forced to close a stretch of the 210 Freeway and residents to evacuate in several areas.
In Oregon, about 140 hikers along the popular Columbia River Gorge trail were stuck and forced to spend the night in the woods as they couldn’t escape due to the fire. Rescue crew airdropped food supplies to them.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor has declared a state of emergency. He also has requested the governor to do the same. Three homes have been destroyed in the flames of the wildfire and caused danger to the hillside neighborhoods.
About 2,700-year-old grove of giant sequoia trees has been burnt in the fire near Yosemite National Park. The wildfire also forced evacuations in Glacier National Park.
Butte County, north of Sacramento has also been affected the worst. In the wake of Ponderosa fire, 4,000 acres of have been burnt. Governor of California has proclaimed an emergency in the county.
In the wake of Pier fire, in Tulare County situated north of Bakersfield, nearly 17,400 acres have been burnt. The evacuation was ordered in the town of Springville. 1,200 fire fighters are battling the fire.
Salmon August Complex fire near the Oregon border has also taken its toll. Nearly 7,400 acres have been burnt and 72 homes were destroyed. People living nearby were forced to evacuate.
Nearly 49,000 of acres have been burnt in the Helena fire in Trinity County located near northwest of Redding.
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