United States (AFP) .- The massive wildfire raging in Northern California became the third largest in state history on Friday, It is expected to continue to spread.
Long dry stop Driven by the climate crisis, it has left the western US dry and prone to explosives and devastating flame.
This week, a fire engulfed Dixie Greenville, a historic gold town in the north of the state. Since I started in mid-July, Burning more than 1,700 square kilometers.
Mayor of Plumas County, Todd Jones, who helps with coordination From the fighting to the shooting, he said, the devastation was devastating.
“I am a long-time resident of Greenville. My heart is devastated by what happened here,” he said in a statement yesterday.
“For those who lost their homes and businesses, their lives were changed forever, and all I can say is: I’m sorry,” he added.
The town of Greenville was burned and destroyed on Friday. The wooden structures have completely disappeared and some buildings have been reduced to rubble.
Todds said there have been no injuries so far, but stressed that it is imperative that people follow evacuation orders.
“This fire is not over yet. If the flames are in your direction, you need to prepare. And be warned that wherever the wind is blowing, that is where the fire will go.”
More than 5,000 firefighters battle the fire Which sends huge plumes of smoke into the air that can be seen from space.
During the night a Dixie fire It expanded over 174,000 acres, surpassing the Bootleg Fire that devastated part of Oregon last month.
By mid-July, California was scorched over 250% of 2020, which in turn was the worst year in the state’s recent history.
The Dixie Fire brought back memories of Paradise, the deadliest fire-ravaged city in California in recent history.
Faulted power lines then ignited the fires that swept north of Paradise Town in 2018, killing 86 people. Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest electric company, has been held responsible.
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