The California fire, which devastated part of the city, is now creating its own climate. This complicates the work of firefighters.
California’s biggest fire, which has already engulfed vegetation equivalent to the city of Chicago, is now creating its own climate that threatens to make the task of firefighters even more difficult Monday.
5,400 firefighters are mobilizing against the flames of a dixie fire in the jungles of Northern California. The fire has only been growing since mid-July, triggered by heat, dangerous drought and continuous winds.
The Dixie fire is so large that in recent days it has formed clouds called pyrocumulus, which feed on lightning, high winds and fire instead. “Tomorrow will be very difficult: if these clouds are high enough, they have the potential to produce lightning,” warned Julia Ruthford, the meteorologist assigned to the blaze.
Rescue troops have been sent to Florida from afar to give a loan. Despite its size, the Dixie fire has so far progressed mainly in the most isolated areas, which explains why so far only dozens of structures (houses and other buildings) have been destroyed.
“It’s so painful”
Advancing on very steep paths, firefighters are sometimes assisted by a train, from which they can drop plenty of water into inaccessible areas.
But in these weather conditions, places that welcome evacuees to the AFP, such as fire department spokesman Rick Garhard and the village of Quincy, threaten themselves that “emperors can easily fly more than a kilometer from the fire.”
“It is very painful to see him constantly advancing and approaching our land,” worries AFP Becky Mock, who lives in the neighboring town.
Wildfires are so common in California that locals sometimes wonder what they have to burn. But due to climate change, this summer has been particularly violent.
Bigger damage than 2020
A golf course with yellow grass, boats swimming in a lake that is only in one shade … In the region, signs of drought are everywhere.
This year has already caused 3 times more plant fires than there was at this time in 2020, but it was the worst annual fire in California history.
According to a preliminary investigation, a tree fell on one of the thousands of power cables outlining the American landscape. This electrical connection Pacific Gas & Company (BG&E), the culprit who already caused a private operator campfire, which is a paradise, almost wiped the paradise city off the map and killed 86 people in 2018, in a matter of minutes. From here.
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