September 21, 2021

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United States. Thousands of firefighters are battling a major fire in California. “It’s terrifying”

The blaze in northern California prompted Governor Gavin Newsome to declare a state of emergency Friday in four counties.

The fight against a major fire in Dixie in California has been going on for 12 days. The fire spread over an area of ​​77,140 hectares, destroying buildings and endangering many people. Representatives from 5,000 firefighters and other services are involved in putting it out.

The California Forest and Fire Department (CAL FIRE) said Sunday morning, July 14, that Dixie 16 had destroyed residential, commercial and other buildings. 10,700 structures are threatened in Butt and Blooms districts.

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CNN quoted local government officials as saying that low humidity and limited access to remote, steep terrain made it difficult for firefighters to work.

The damage assessment team should examine the extent of the damage when conditions are safe. They were considered “serious” on Sunday.

– It’s scary. CNN reported the forced eviction from Quincy resident Cindy Pearson.


The blaze, which broke out in Northern California, prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency Friday in four counties: Alpine, Lausanne, Blomas and Butt. The latter is the site of the worst and most devastating fire in California history in 2018.

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According to the National Fire Brigade (NIFC), Dixie is one of 86 major fires across the country covering an area of ​​566,560 hectares. Many of them are burning in the western United States.

Officials announced Sunday that the Alpine and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Offices will begin evacuating evicted residents to areas of the fire so they can retrieve pets and important documents for safety.

rsr / PAP

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