On Thursday, wildfires erupted in more than a dozen western states, razing homes, evacuating hundreds of thousands, and burning nearly a land the size of New Jersey. 23 people have died and many homes have been destroyed by more than 100 major fires that consume about 7,000 square miles. Oregon officials say more than approximately 500,000 people across the state have been forced to evacuate due to wildfires more than 10% of the state’s 4.2 million population.
What Concerns Did The National Fire Information Center Raise?
The National Fire Information Center warned, “The unprecedented weather conditions have caused emergencies near wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington, and other states.” “Approximately half the major fire sites reported today to have evacuation orders.”
Nineteen deaths occurred in California, three in Oregon, and one in Washington state. In Butte County, Northern California, Sheriff Corey Mania said at least 10 people have died, including seven more who died on Thursday. Dozens are missing and hundreds of homes were destroyed by a series of blazes north-east of San Francisco, called North Complex Tires.
Many have been severely burned and thousands of homes have been threatened. At least 20,000 people were under evacuation orders or warnings in the Pluma, Yuba, and Batt counties.
According To The USA Forest Service
According to the US Forest Service, this year, a wildfire spread over 2 million acres in California has fallen and is in danger of its destruction. The US Forest Service also announced Monday the closure of eight national forests located south of the state of California. California generally has the highest risk of wild animals in California.
Two of the three major wildfire incidents in the state’s history are wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area that are burning. 14,000 firefighters are struggling to control these fires and dozens are around California. “Wildfires throughout California are dangerous and should be taken seriously,” said Regional Forest Guard Randy Moore. He said, “The current fire is very complex and there is a possibility of fire in other areas. The weather is getting worse and we do not have enough resources to control the fire.