California, U.S. engulfed by flames, declares state of emergency

California, U.S. engulfed by flames, declares state of emergency

Dry weather to blame for violent and quick spreading flames… 12,000 residents ordered to evacuate

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California, U.S. faced a crisis because of the alarming escalation of the forest fire. Even though the firefighters are working around the clock to extinguish the violently spreading fire, it is still not under control. Ultimately, the residents evacuated en masse and the State Government had to declare a state of emergency.

The forest fire that is sweeping through northern California is called the “Rocky Fire,” which started in Lake County on the 29th of July. It has now engulfed Yolo and Colusa County. As of this morning on the 3rd of August, more than 6.3 square miles (190 square kilometers) of the three counties have been ravaged by the fire.

The places where the fire swept through have now become completely scorched. About ten vehicles on the highway overrun by the onslaught of the fire look hideously deformed and only an outline of their shape remains. One firefighter who fought desperately against the fire was found dead on the 31st of last month.

 

Reporter Lee Seul [dew@newshankuk.com]