Wildfires rage across California – 60,000 acres burn, more than 13,000 evacuated

California Wildfires
August 2015 CALIFORNIAThousands of people were ordered out of their homes Monday after wind-whipped wildfires burned dozens of buildings across northern California. Described as “unprecedented” by authorities, the largest blaze — which is known as the Rocky Fire — had torn across Lake County, north of San Francisco, growing to almost 60,000 acres, or 93 square miles, by Monday afternoon, CalFire spokesman Officer Daniel Berlant said. Describing the fire as “erratic” and “destructive,” Berlant said that “it is burning in whatever direction it wants to.” At one point on Monday afternoon, the fire even jumped the highway along its northern border.
Even so, the nearly 3,000 firefighters who are battling the blaze have made some progress, Berlant added, increasing the fire containment area from five percent o to 12. The scale of the blaze has prompted officials to order 13,000 people to evacuate their homes, Berlant said, and several roads have been closed. The fire has already destroyed 24 homes and 26 outbuildings and was threatening 6,300 homes, officials said.
“A lot more firefight left on this fire,” Berlant said. “It’s not done yet.” Many of the California fires were sparked by lightning and the danger was expected to continue as the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning for Modoc County on Monday. A separate blaze the known as the Frog Fire continues to burn in that area. Officials urge “extreme caution” during Red Flag warnings “because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire.” –NBC News
Photo credit: Josh Edelson / AFP - Getty Images
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6 Responses to Wildfires rage across California – 60,000 acres burn, more than 13,000 evacuated

  1. Yellow Bird says:

    this one is such high profile as it stands to displace many, many people. it is very big and very bad… and not the only serious wildfire burning across California this summer. currently most are in the northern part of the state, which has been experiencing numerous dry thunderstorms with a lot of heat lightning.
    here is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to watch all the CA Wildfires more closely:
    http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current

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  2. Wiseguy says:

    Interesting effects of climate change. First drought then wildfire, what’s next? Lung disease will spread because of bad air quality? It’s hard anticipating the after effects of drought, flood, quake or tsunami. Sometimes, it’s not the main event that kill the most… In 1998, we had an Ice Storm that last for more than a week, nobody died right away but weeks after of stress, panic, loneliness, rotten food, etc…

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  3. Lulu says:

    My thoughts are with all of those folks being badly affected by these fires and the fire services battling them. We (in Australia) understand this kind of disaster and the impact it has on communities. It is a frightening scenario.

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  4. SGC Admin says:

    Reblogged this on Welcome to Serenity's Gift Cove (SGC) and commented:
    It must be a very trying time for folk living through this … and while I know it is good for trees to burn sometimes…. I am prying that not too much damage is done this time around…

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  5. nancy caswell says:

    i live in lake county and from my vantage across the lake we could see the fire just begning, at around 4;30,by 10;00 or so,pm,it was already a blazing inferno,lighting up the whole night sky in a orange glow accented by flames moving cross wise on the ridge of the mountain,very scarey to see how hudge and how fast it was moving! it did seem to be rather sketchy information for us folks not living right in the path. I kept thinking what if it hits down into the city of clearlake. The smoke has good and bad days, the 2nd day and 3rd I could feel my chest tightening. Thankfully many many firefighters have answerd the call for help, but even tonight aug 9th, I can see that 2 major areas have gone up flaming yet again….

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  6. nancy caswell says:

    also, thanks LuLu,we have a preaty close community and a lot of folks full of heart here,also soo many fire fighters,God bless them and their good work! take care..

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