California fire, progressing towards civilization


The Caldor fire in northern California progressed closer to more densely populated areas on Sunday (Aug 29), prompting more evacuation orders and warnings, as well as road closures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
According to the agency, the fire has been burning for 14 days and has spread over 68,000 acres, which has ordered evacuations in various counties.
El Dorado County and the rest of the South Lake Tahoe Basin received revised evacuation warnings from the agency.
The fire is 13% contained and has damaged 39 residential, business, and other properties while destroying over 650 others. According to the department’s website, the incident has resulted in five injuries to firefighters and bystanders.
“A considerable rise in dynamic fire behaviour was seen today, resulting in rapid fire spread. Early in the morning, intense fire behaviour was exacerbated by critical fuel conditions and the alignment of up-slope canyon winds “On Sunday, the department released a statement.
California, which usually has its peak fire season in late summer and autumn, is already on track to have more of its landscape burn this year than it did last year, which was the worst year on record.
According to US Vice President Kamala Harris, who tweeted on Sunday, smoke from the Caldor fire and other wildfires across the West has caused dangerous air quality in some areas.


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