Wildfires Continue To Spread In Califormia Along With Severe Weather And Heat Wave

Written by on September 8, 2020

On Monday firefighters in California continued to battle multiple blazes fueled by extreme heat and other severe weather conditions. A record high 2 million acres have been burned in the state this year.

The devastating Creek Fire burning in the Sierra region area has grown to over 78,000 acres and was 0% contained as of Monday morning. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for the area on Monday. Auberry and North Fork were both placed under mandatory evacuation orders. In Southern California, the El Dorado Fire, which was sparked by a pyrotechnic device used in a gender reveal party, has burned over 7,300 acres and is only 7% contained, Multiple homes have been destroyed and some 21,000 residents have been evacuated

A state of emergency was declared in San Diego County as the Valley Fire burned over 10,200 acres and was only 1% contained. 

California wildfire burns at least two dozen homes in small mountain town

Via www.nbcnews.com
“Words cannot even begin to describe the devastation of this community,” a resident said.
09/07/2020 7:18 PM
 

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