Three weeks ago, the Rescue Service was battling the Dixie wildfires in Northern California. The bushfire, which covers an area of 1,108 square kilometers, devoured large parts of the Greenville community of 800 residents on Wednesday local time.
AP News Agency: s A Greenville photographer describes how several buildings, including a hotel, pub, and gas station, burned to the ground. Eyewitnesses describe how a plume of smoke was formed by the flames that rose several kilometers into the air.
Earlier in the day, the Plumas County sheriff warned residents of the imminent danger in a Facebook post:
“If you’re still in the Greenville area, you’re in grave danger and you should leave now,” she said.
Despite extensive efforts to save the community, the rescue service was unsuccessful in keeping the flames out. Extreme droughts and winds of just over 17 meters per second mean giant wildfires are spreading quickly. Primarily in the northern and northwestern parts.
We definitely have a few tough days ahead, US Forest Service’s Shannon Brother tells the Associated Press.
15,000 people were evacuated from an area east of Lake Armor due to the risk of fire breaking out through roadblocks erected.
Authorities are warning that more fires may erupt in California due to the prevailing weather. The researchers point out that climate change has made the situation significantly warmer and drier over the past 30 years, which means that wildfires are becoming more common and widespread than before.
A total of 97 major forest fires are raging in the United States, covering an area of 7,560 square kilometers. This corresponds to an area larger than Stockholm County.
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