Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state – News Vibe24

    Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state - Times of India
    GREENVILLE: California’s largest wildfire erupts again after nearly three weeks of wildfire in remote mountains, and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new wildfires in much of the state.
    Firefighters rescued homes Monday in the small northern California community of Greenville, near Pluma National Forest, as strong winds drowned out the Dixie fire, which rose to more than 1,024 square kilometers in Plumas County and Plumas County.
    “Engines, crews and heavy equipment were relocated to increase structure protection and direct line construction as the fire spread to Greenville,” the State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal, said Tuesday morning. Fire.
    An evacuation order was issued for the community of about 1,000 people, as well as for the east shore of nearby Lake Almanor, a popular resort area. About 3,000 homes have been threatened by the blaze, which has destroyed 67 homes and other buildings since the start of July 14th. 35 was 35% limited.
    The crews experienced dry, hot and stormy conditions “and the forecast requires a return to active fire behavior,” Cal Fire said.
    Similar weather was expected throughout Southern California, where heat tips and warnings were issued for inland valleys, mountains, and deserts for much of the week.
    Heat waves and historical drought associated with climate change have made fires more difficult to combat in the American West. Scientists say climate change has made the region much hotter and drier over the past 30 years and will continue to make the weather more extreme and fires more frequent and devastating.
    More than 20,000 firefighters and support staff are battling 97 large, active fires covering 2,919 square miles (7,560 square kilometers) in 13 U.S. states on Tuesday, the National Fire Department said.
    Dry conditions and strong winds caused dangerous fire conditions again on Tuesday in Hawaii.
    Firefighters took control of a nation-wide fire of 62 square miles (160 square kilometers) that forced thousands of people to flee over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island.
    About 240 miles (240 kilometers) west of California’s Dixie Fire, a lightning-fast McFarland fire threatened remote homes along the Trinity River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire of nearly 25 square miles (65 square miles) was reduced by 5% on Tuesday.
    In southern Oregon, lightning struck dry forests hundreds of times in a 24-hour period, sparking 50 new fires as the nation’s largest fire burned less than 161 miles (161 kilometers), officials said Monday.
    Firefighters and aircraft attacked the new fires before they spread out of control. No house was immediately threatened.
    Oregon Bootleg Fire, the nation’s largest at 647 square miles (1,676 square kilometers), was 84% ​​limited and is not expected to be fully controlled until October 1.


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