Wildfire threatens more than 5 thousands of buildings
Five people, including two children and their great-grandmother, died as a result of natural causes, a fire in Northern California, while firefighters are trying to cope with the fire that destroyed entire neighborhoods.
As of Sunday, more than 38 thousand inhabitants of the city of Redding, located 257 km from the state capital, Sacramento, and its surrounding area received an order to evacuate in connection with the fire that destroyed more than 500 buildings and continues to rage virtually unimpeded, the seventh day in a row.
The “fire Carr”, the most deadly and destructive of the almost 90 fires raging from Texas to Oregon, burned more than 36 thousand hectares of land since the emergence on Monday.
According to the authorities, the fire is threatening more than 5 thousands of buildings. He has already destroyed 517 buildings and injured 135.
The weather forecast for Sunday does not give firefighters hope for respite. According to the National weather service, the temperature will be about 38 degrees with low humidity and gusty winds.
Thanks to the efforts of about 3,500 firefighters and the use of 17 helicopters dropped water, to resurrection failed to create buffer lines around about 5 percent of the fire perimeter.
The staff of the fire services say that the unpredictable behaviour of the fire, which contribute to strong winds and heat, complicating efforts to contain it.
The US President Donald trump on Saturday declared a fire emergency, authorizing the allocation of Federal funds for elimination of consequences of natural disasters.