Арьяман (tar_s) wrote,

Калифорния стремительно выгорает

Лесной пожар в американском штате Калифорния угрожает 6-ти тысячам домов

В американском штате Калифорния разбушевался крупный лесной пожар. Огонь угрожает 6-ти тысячам домов в округах Амадор и Калаверас. В городе Сан-Андреас, население которого составляет 2,7 тысячи человек, власти объявили о возможной эвакуации, сообщает телеканал KCRA.

Огонь охватил площадь почти в 25 тысяч гектаров. Пока справиться с возгоранием удалось всего на 5 %. В пятницу вечером вблизи города Сан-Андреас наблюдался густой шлейф дыма. Губернатор штата Джерри Браун объявил о чрезвычайном положении в регионе.
Пожар возник в минувшую среду на холмах Маунти-роуд к востоку от города Джексон. Огненная стихия быстро набирает обороты из-за высокой температуры воздуха и засухи. В четверг сгорели шесть домов и две хозяйственные постройки.

Пожар также повредил несколько линий электропередачи, в результате чего в ряде населенных пунктов произошли сбои с подачей электроэнергии. В пятницу в округе Амадор в связи с приближением опасной стихии были закрыты все школы. Перекрыты ряд дорог.
С возгоранием борются более 1,5 тысячи пожарных, задействованы вертолеты.

Wildfire Balloons to Nearly 65,000 Acres Overnight, Forces Evacuation of 2,700 Northern California Residents

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in an area where an explosive wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,700 Northern California residents Friday.

The Butte Fire in Amador & Calaveras Counties surged from a few hundred acres Thursday to nearly 65,000 as of Saturday morning and is still only 5 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the town of San Andreas, about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.

Firefighters watch as the flames if the Butte Fire approach a containment line near San Andreas, Calif., Friday Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Cal fire reported rapid, uncontrolled fire growth to the south and east Friday evening and said that mandatory evacuations continue to expand.

“It’s exploding like a balloon,” state fire spokeswoman Nancy Longmore describes. “It’s moving very fast. There are many homes threatened. … This fire is extremely dangerous.”

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Six homes and two outbuildings burned Thursday, and 6,000 more are threatened, she said. The number of homes burned could increase, as Longmore said the blaze was moving through rural areas with houses.

"The plan is to try to get this thing out," she said. "It's going to take quite a bit of work. We're in for the long haul here."

Weather conditions over the next few days will add to the challenge of battling the dangerous blaze, says weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.

"The week ahead offers some relief in the form of cooler air and higher humidity.," said Erdman. "But the chance of rain looks remote. September is still one of California's driest months; the wet season usually doesn't kick in until November. A stray afternoon thunderstorm can't be ruled out, however, which could produce dangerous shifting winds if occurring near the fire."

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency to help in the firefight.

As evacuation orders grow, Phil Veneris, the incident commander in charge of the crews fighting the fire, urged residents to "please stay vigilant and adhere to all evacuation orders."

Authorities have set up three evacuation centers.

More than 1,500 firefighters, 178 engines, seven air tankers and 16 helicopters were assigned to fight the fire, which began Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.

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