California Governor Gavin Newsom called on local residents to flee the state because of the rapidly spreading fires. This is reported by Reuters.
According to Newsom, fire crews have been trying to extinguish the fires for a week, but they lack resources and are still hoping for help from Australia and Canada. According to official data, as a result of record-breaking fires, six people have already died, 43 residents were injured and about 500 homes were destroyed.
“We understand the gravity of the situation and the danger of what is happening and we want people to listen to the calls to evacuate, take it seriously,” the state Governor said.
Earlier in August, footage of fires in California began appearing on the network. For example, one of the residents took a video of a trip along a road that was engulfed in fire. The footage shows the car moving along the highway, while flames are burning on both sides of it.
Other eyewitnesses showed a rare fire tornado. People who found themselves in the immediate vicinity of a natural disaster were advised to immediately take shelter in basements or on the lower floors of the strongest buildings.
Fires covered 500 thousand hectares of forest in California. The temperature in the state is kept at 37 degrees Celsius. Lightning and thunderstorms were recorded in some cities.