Fire is spreading in new forests in California, USA. A record amount of forest has already been burnt in this fire. According to the US Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, more than two million acres of forests have been burned so far. Officials say a fire at a party in El Dorado has burned more than 7,000 acres in one place. California is currently experiencing record heat waves. This information has been known from the British media BBC report.
Since August 15, wildfires have erupted in various parts of California. Since then, the state has been hit by nearly a thousand wildfires. In most cases, these fires begin with electricity.
California officials say a fire this year has not only burned 2 million acres of forest, killed eight people and destroyed at least 3,300 million structures. Earlier, in the last fire in 2016, 19 lakh 96 thousand acres of forest land was burnt. This was the highest record since 1986.
Despite a record amount of wildfires this year, more than 14,000 California firefighters are trying to put out wildfires at at least 24 locations. By far the largest fire in the Sierra Mountains was reported last Friday. The fire burned about 6,000 acres in the area, but could not be controlled. The San Diego Valley has burned tens of thousands of acres.
Along with wildfires, California is now facing terrible heat waves. A new temperature record was set last Sunday in Los Angeles County. The temperature reached 49.4 degrees Celsius that day. The country’s Meteorological Department has warned that temperatures may drop from next Tuesday, but warned that the fire could spread further due to strong winds.