Grizzly Flats, California – A forest fire broke out in a small forest town in Northern California on Tuesday, setting dozens of homes on fire as dangerously dry and windy weather continued to fuel other major flames. More than 51,000 consumers began to turn off the electricity.
In northern Sierra Nevada, a Caldore fire burned about 1,200 grizzly flats and around 50 homes.
Government Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for El Dorado County due to the fire, which tripled in size between Monday and Tuesday afternoon, about 50 square miles north. Dixie fire – the biggest About 100 active wildfires. In more than a dozen western states – Susan Well was advancing, the population was about 18,000.
Meanwhile, Pacific Gas & Electric announced that it has begun shutting off power to about 51,000 consumers in small parts of 18 northern counties to prevent winds from causing power lines to fall or fall and new fires to break out. ۔
The utility said the precaution was focused on the foothills, northern coast, northern valley and mountains of the northern bay of Sierra Nevada and could continue until Wednesday afternoon.
Very few houses were left standing in grizzly flats, where the streets were littered with power lines and poles. Houses were confined to smoke and muddy metal with only the chimney rising above the ruins. A post office and a primary school were also destroyed.
Fire officials said two people sustained serious or serious injuries and were airlifted to hospitals from the Grizzly Flats area.
Derek Schwartz and Tracy Jackson were helping rescue food and other supplies from their friend Grizzly Pub & Grub, a business in the evacuation area that was not affected by the fire.
Shivs said he visited Grizzly Flats on Tuesday and saw his home, and most of the houses in his neighborhood had been destroyed by fire.
“It’s a pile of ashes,” he said. “Everyone on my block is a pile of ashes and every block I visited – but for five separate houses that were safe – was completely destroyed.”
Mark Brunton, head of an operations department, said that in the Dixie Fire, several resources were poured into the Susanville area, where residents were warned to be prepared to evacuate.
“It’s not out of the game and the next 24 hours will be crucial to see what the fire does there,” he told an online briefing.
To the east, spot fires were set up south of the small Janesville community, which was ordered to evacuate. Brenton said some structures were lost there – photos obtained by the Associated Press showed a house filled with flames – but an increase in firefighters to contain the blaze in most parts of the city. I succeeded.
The Dixie Fire, which burned nearly 600 homes, is the largest wildfire in the western American states, witnessing historic droughts and high temperatures and dry weather that have engulfed trees, bushes and grasslands. As left. According to scientists, climate change has made the west of the United States hot and dry for the past 30 years and will continue to make the weather more severe and more devastating than wildfires.
Susan Wells is the largest seat in Lesson County and the largest city, Dixie Fire, the street she started, has been in contact with since it began last month. The former Sierra Nevada Logging and Mining Town has two state prisons, a nearby federal lockup and a casino.
Ash fell from the growing fire, and a police statement urged residents to “be vigilant and be prepared to evacuate” if the fire threatens the city.
Dexyfire has burned more than 940 square miles in northern Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades since it erupted on July 13 and eventually merged with a small fire. It consists of less than a third.
Investigations are ongoing, but PG&E has. Informed utility regulators Dixie and fly fires can be caused by trees falling into power lines. The Dixie fire started near Paradise Town, which was devastated by the 2018 forest fire that was ignited by PG&E equipment during high winds. Eighty-five people died.
The ongoing damage survey found more than 1,100 buildings destroyed, including 630 homes, and more than 16,000 structures at risk. Several evacuation orders were in force.
Near the Caldor Fire, people were offering help to evacuators, including four-legged. Susan Collins of Placerville used her horse trailer to move two horses Tuesday after offering help on the El Dorado County Facebook page.
“I know that not everyone is ready when that happens, and my purpose in life is to help people,” he said.
Across the state line in Nevada, school administrators delayed start times at Reno Sparks as smoke from a dexfire fire engulfed the area. Smoke from Calvary fires was also visible from northern Nevada.
According to the National Fire Intelligence Center, about two dozen fires were burning in Montana and about 50 in Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
In Montana, authorities on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of several remote communities in north-central Montana as strong winds spread wildfires to populated areas.
The mandatory evacuation covered a lodge pool of about 300 people at the Fort Belkinamp Indian Reservation and the former mining town of Zortman, with about a dozen people, according to the KOJM.