California on fire while the United States is in the grip of heat with record temperatures from the north to the south of the country. A violent fire, theOak Firewhich erupted not far from Yosemite Park, California, forced theevacuation of thousands of people and he’s keeping firefighters busy day and night trying to contain him. I’m without electricity over 2,000 homes.
Thanks to the high temperatures and low humidity, the flames grew dramatically in 24 hours, going from an area of 647 hectares to one of 4,815. “The fire is moving fast and has grown significantly,” firefighters reported in the latest update, admitting difficulties in taming it. At the moment they are deployed beyond 400 firefighters40 helicopters and 45 trucks. At least 10 residential and commercial structures were engulfed in flames and many roads were closed.
As the battle for the Oak Fire continues, firefighters have made strides in containing the Washburn Fire, another fire that broke out in recent days and which now appears to be “79%” tamed. The high temperatures are also responsible for other wildfires in the United States, where 85 million people still remain under the heat alert today.
California fire, aerial images of the frightening ‘Oak Fire’