Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.

Random Pagan Verse:
If she cast a spell, you will care no longer
To meet and speak with men,
Desire no food, desire no pleasure,
In sorrow fall asleep.

Author Topic: California government brough in reinforcements as wildfires flare up again  (Read 323 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mastercode (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2498
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux
Crews battling 23 tenacious wildfires in drought-stricken California rushed in reinforcements Tuesday and girded for weather that could ignite more blazes.

More than 10 000 firefighters are now tackling blazes that have forced thousands to flee their homes and burned large swathes of land in the most populous US state.

The biggest conflagration, called the Rocky Fire, has drawn in 3 200 firefighters.

"Tinder dry conditions from the drought continue to allow wildfires to burn at an explosive rate," said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CAL FIRE.

The state is bringing in extra people from southern California to the hard hit north, making already deployed firefighters work overtime and cancelling days off, CAL FIRE spokesperson Daniel Berlant told MSNBC.

Resources from out of state, such as the Colorado state air reserve, are also being brought in, Berlant said.

Thunderstorms that can bring lightning, the source of many fires this summer, but virtually no water, were forecast.

And after a cooling of temperatures over the weekend, they are expected to rise again Wednesday, followed by more thunderstorms on Thursday, CAL FIRE said in a statement.

Many of the 23 fires are actually made up of dozens of smaller lightning fires, Berlant said.

"Right now definitely conditions are dry. We are continuing to see the effects of the drought as wildfires can more easily spark and then they're going to spread at these historically fast rates," he said.

The week-old Rocky Fire prompted evacuations as it swept through Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties north of Sacramento, the state's capital, in the north of the state.

More than 13 000 people have been forced to flee homes threatened by Rocky, CAL FIRE says.

Only 12% under control, Rocky has burned through more than 26 000ha , destroying 50 structures, about half of them homes.

Berlant said late Monday that the fire ripped through the forests at break-neck speed, with firefighters struggling to keep apace.

"Over the weekend, 8 000ha burned in just about a five-hour period. That's an unprecedented historical rate of spread," he said.



President Obama urges Africa to end ?cancer of corruption? in government

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 323
Last post July 28, 2015, 05:57:41 PM
by internet police
Powerful DDoS attack brought down Thailand Government websites

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 307
Last post October 03, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
by yungcrux
March Against Moscow Government's Demolition Plans Ongoing in Russia

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 298
Last post May 15, 2017, 07:48:48 AM
by yungcrux
US Government Issues Rare Alert Against North Korean Cyberattacks

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 324
Last post June 14, 2017, 01:55:57 AM
by newspostng
British Government Wins Passage of Brexit Withdrawal Bill

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 11259
Last post June 22, 2018, 12:25:02 AM
by Naijaloaded
Vietnam Government suspends 4 guards after inmate becomes pregnant

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 298
Last post February 16, 2016, 12:54:19 PM
by legendguru
Sweden Government to introduce military draft for men and women

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 342
Last post March 03, 2017, 08:45:42 AM
by Naijaloaded
Britian Negotiator Denies Government Blackmailing EU on Security

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 342
Last post March 31, 2017, 06:18:36 AM
by naij
Australian Government Placed 12-year-old boy on terror radar

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 302
Last post October 15, 2015, 09:37:03 AM
by yungcrux
Divisions Within British Government Remains Big Concern

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 448
Last post January 31, 2018, 01:10:57 AM
by punch