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Wildfires Forces Evacuation, Rising Temperature Affect Dousing Efforts In California

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Sacramento: Wildfires have forced the evacuation of over 1,000 people from a popular outdoor recreation area and burned over 12,000 acres in California on Sunday as per the authorities.

As per a Reuters report, around 400 firefighters armed with 70 firetrucks and two bulldozers are battling the post fire and as per Cal Fire, only 2% of the fire has been contained till now. The fire is burning South of Gorman, California about 60 miles (96.5 km) northwest of Los Angeles.

As per a Reuters report, the fire started on Saturday afternoon and is now moving to the Southeast towards Pyramid Lake Cal Fire said in a statement. Around 1200 people have been evacuated from the Hungry Valley recreation area and it has trails of motorcycles and off-road vehicles since the fire broke out and two structures have been destroyed so far.

Cal Fire also said that efforts to contain the wildfire are being hampered by high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, forecast to continue through Sunday night. Water-dropping aircraft are working to halt the forward progress of the fire, while the firefighters are constructing perimeter fire lines to get the blaze under control.

 

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