California wildfires 2017 : State hit by more than dozen wildfires as thousands flee homes

Update on California wildfires 2017 : Over 7,000 firefighters were engaged in dousing 13 massive wildfires in California on Tuesday as the US state moved into its peak fire season that is dominated by hot and dry conditions resulting in flames.

Already thousands of people had fled from their homes as a result of the California wildfires 2017.

In the northern part of the state in the Butte County, as many as 4,000 people were displaced owing to the 5,800 acre Wall Fire which started on Friday.

Some of the displaced people were allowed to come back to their homes on Tuesday as firefighters managed to bring some sort of control over the Wall Fire.

Elsewhere along the central coast of California in the Santa Barbara County, around 200 people have been ordered to evacuate owing to the Alamo Fire which began on Thursday.

California wildfire

California wildfire. Photo courtesy of BLM/Wikipedia.org

Spreading to about 29,000 acres, the Alamo Fire which is the state’s largest blaze has been contained up to 45% according to media reports on the California wildfires 2017.

In Bangor, a blaze destroyed more than 36 homes having charred nearly 5,800 acres.

As per the latest California wildfires 2017 news, another wildfire erupted on Saturday near Lake Cachuma which forced thousands of campers to disperse along with several residents. A quarter of the fire was contained on Tuesday even before an excess of 10,000 acres of land was already burnt.

On Tuesday, there was another report of wildfire coming from the California-Nevada border following which a 32km stretch of Interstate 80 highway was closed for the public.

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