Wildfires affect thousands in Southern California

Wildfires affect thousands in Southern California

Thousands of people have forced to evacuate their residential homes after massive wildfire continues to rage in southern California. On Tuesday, southern California firefighters reported two more massive forest fires triggered by severe hot and dry weather conditions in the region.

The devastating fire has now forced thousands of people who have lived in the area to evacuate.

Two flames broke out in Orange County on Monday after firefighters warned of the dangerous conditions such as the howling winds from Santa Ana and the hot and dry air from the desert that can support quick spread of the fire.

Firefighters have complained about the fire-promoting weather conditions that strive to render their effort of fighting these fires unfruitful.

Approximately 750 firefighters with 14 helicopters were deployed in the area and only managed to contain 5% of the fire in Silverado. The fire department confirmed that the fires has occupied 11,200 acres from 7200 acres overnight,

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) have reported that two firefighters have been seriously injured while fighting the Orange County fire. According to OCFA reports, they have been hospitalized after a second and third degree burns.

The fire in Los Angeles near the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains has prompted officials to order more than 90,000 people who have lived in the area to evacuate. Officials said residents in and near the city of Irvine have been forced to evacuate.

OCFA has also said that the Blue Ridge fire that broke out overnight near Yorba Linda has spread rapidly, affecting approximately 15,200 acres by Tuesday morning. No injuries from the fire have been reported to date.

This year California has been badly hit by forest fires with a burned area of ​​approximately 6,400 square miles. The fire has so far caused 31 deaths and destroyed thousands of homes.

Over 8,200 forest fires have burned in an area of ​​more than four million acres, which is roughly double the previous record.

The national weather service has warned that the combination of dry vegetation, humidity and strong winds will create the most dangerous fire weather conditions this year. The strong winds are still expected and so the fire is also expected to continue to rage and affect more areas. On Tuesday morning there was still a strong wind, although not as strong as on Monday and in the night until Tuesday.

A gust of 96 miles per hour was recorded in Los Angeles. In Fremont Canyon, an 88 mph, while 70 mph gust was recorded at the Ontario Airport, forcing all major operations to be shut down.

These strong winds have created more dangerous conditions for the current wildfires to spread in Southern California and the surrounding areas. It has been said by forecasters from the National Weather Service that the winds are extreme since October 2019.

The weather service office in Los Angeles marks any condition with wind speeds over 100 km / h as a particularly dangerous situation (PDS) in order to draw attention to the threat.

Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.

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