Animals have been seen fleeing the flames in the national park and around a dozen homes are said to have burned since the fire broke out on Friday. According to Klamath National Forest spokeswoman, Caroline Quintanilla, the fire continues to spread.
– It continues to grow with erratic winds and thunderstorms in the area, she says NBC News reports.
According to Tom Stokesbury, a spokesman for the US Forest Service, the fire is extremely dangerous. He also states that the area of the fire is very steep and rugged and that the area has not burned for some time.
declared a state of emergency
On Saturday afternoon, as the fire intensified, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou County and evacuation orders were issued in several communities, including Scott Barr, Klamath River and Horse Creek. He writes for the Los Angeles Times.
The emergency, among other things, means that firefighters from other states can be called in to fight fires, NBC News writes.
It also burns in Montana and Idaho
Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in Montana and Idaho. In Montana, a fire a few miles from Elmo City tripled to more than eleven square miles. And in parts of Idaho, residents are subject to evacuation orders as fires in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, near Salmon Township, have burned more than 67 square kilometers, according to NBC News.
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