- Smoke spread in San Francisco city, operation to reach people safe
- More than 50 houses burnt, movement of vehicles on state highway affected, thousands left home
California forests caught fire on Wednesday. According to California Governor Gavin Newsum, lightning struck 11,000 times around California in the last 72 hours.
This led to fire in about 367 places. In 23 of these places, its impact was more. The fire department is trying to extinguish the fire. Emergency has been announced.
At the same time, a helicopter engaged in extinguishing the fire crashed on Wednesday. Two people, including the pilot, were killed in the accident.
Northern California-based Vacaville area is most affected by the fire. More than 50 houses here have been gutted. Thousands of people have had to leave their homes.
The movement of vehicles on the state highway has also been affected. The operation to bring people to safer places has started after the smoke spread in the city of San Francisco.
Fire department plane engaged in extinguishing the fire. On Wednesday, a department helicopter crashed while extinguishing the fire.
California often catches fire in summer
California is warmer than other areas of the US. This is the reason that forests often catch fire here during the summer season. This cycle continues till the arrival of the rainy season.
However, fire incidents have increased in the last few years. Residential areas have increased near forests in California. In such a case, the damage is more due to fire. In view of this, the Fire Department has also identified some areas where the risk of fire is high.
Fire fighters are conducting the operation to go to the homes of the people and bring them to safe places. Smoke has spread in the vicinity of California.
The biggest fire of 85 years was in 2019
In 2019, the wildest fire of 85 years was in the forests of California, USA. More than 31 people have died due to this. Hundreds of people had gone missing.
It was the largest fire in the California wilderness since the 1933 fire at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. This caused a fire in an area of about 83 thousand acres. About 3 lakh people had to leave their homes and move to other cities.
Fire Department truck in Napa County on Wednesday in the midst of the fiery flames.