The area of forest fire is more than 33 square kilometers, there is a risk of fire spreading to houses.
In California, USA, more than 100 thousand people were evacuated due to the threat of forest fires spreading to residential buildings. It was reported by The Guardian on Tuesday, October 27th.
In particular, two wildfires are raging in Orange County. Their total area is 33.6 sq. km. To extinguish the fire, about 700 firefighters have already been involved, two of whom received serious burns.
In 2020, fires in California burned out a record 16.6 thousand square meters. Km of forest land, destroyed 10,488 homes, businesses, and other buildings. The fires also killed 31 people.
#BlueRidgeFire Update:— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) October 27, 2020
вЂў1170 homes under evac order
вЂў481 homes under voluntary evacuation
1,651 total homes effected by the fire.
One home reported damaged. Waiting on verification of extent of damage. pic.twitter.com/V6WrKQL737