Thousands of people in California to flee for forest fires

In California on Thursday, thousands of people fled to forest fires. According to the American channel CNN, there are also people injured, mainly firefighters. Reuters quotes a sheriff who talks about ‘possible fatalities’.

The fire originated in the vicinity of the town of Chico, in the northern part of the state. In a few hours time expanded the flames according to the fire department from a field of more than 70 square kilometers. Lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom called for ‘Butte County’ the state of emergency. That way you can quickly help to be freed. Hundreds of buildings would be destroyed.

In the west of the USA it is still very hot and dry, the likelihood of fires increases. Also the past summer raged there for several natural fires in the area around Yosemite national park.

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