Things can get worse in the coming days due to heavy fire in California forests. State fire officials said that since August 15, more than 12,000 lightning strikes have occurred across the state, leading to the fire in more than 500 places in the forests.
- Last Updated:August 23, 2020, 11:44 PM IST
There is a possibility of a new fire due to the changing weather, due to which state and local authorities have issued a warning to residents in the risky areas to be ready to flee at any moment. State fire officials said fire personnel were helped by the mild winds, cool and more humid night weather, but forecasts of hot, dry weather, strong winds and lightning could damage their efforts. ‘National Weather Service’ has issued a warning of the danger of severe fire near the Bay Area and Central Coast from Sunday morning to Monday afternoon. The massive blaze in the San Francisco Bay Area broke the old records of the second and third largest Vanagni in recent state history by size.
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Electricity fell more than 12 thousand timesState fire officials said that since August 15, more than 12,000 lightning strikes have occurred across the state, leading to the fire in more than 500 places in the forests. Of these, about two dozen fires are destroying considerable resources of the state. The forests and countryside in and around San Francisco’s Bay Area have caused massive destruction. The fire has so far engulfed an area of 1,120 square miles (2,900 square kilometers). The fire has destroyed California’s oldest state park, Big Basin Redwoods. The fire has killed a total of five people so far, has burnt around 700 houses and other structures. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes due to the fire.