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Heatwave bears down on california and arizona

Heatwave bears down on california and arizona

by Ryan M. Hopper

A large-scale California wildfire raced through southern California on Thursday, threatening nearly 200,000 homes and threatening 1.5 million acres and infrastructure, after a weather system that began as a tropical system drifted north Thursday, according to state officials.

State officials said that the fire could reach into neighboring Arizona by Friday afternoon.

It is one of the largest in California history, according to U.S. climate models, and officials have warned this is not a fluke. The drought has been devastating.

“We’re still talking of signifi더킹카지노cant loss in the communities that were affected, but more importantly, we are talking about significant destruction of public property and infrastructure,” 더킹카지노State Climatologist Rick Hanson told reporters from California’s Capitol.

Arizona officials did not immediately return messages seeapronxking comment.

The blaze, also known as Superstorm Sandy, made landfall at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to state weather service meteorologist Rick Oster. It reached an estimated 1,800 acres and the air was choking with smoke and blazes, he said.

“The initial wind speed was about 100 mph (145 kph) and it’s still very hot at that point,” he said.

The weather service was scrambling a ground crew with about 200 people on hand.

The National Weather Service also declared a coastal area under mandatory evacuation in Arizona and northern California. Authorities also ordered the evacuations for nearly 1.5 million people in the southern half of the United States, Oregon and Washington.

The wildfire was 20 percent contained by noon, according to U.S. weather service computer modeling. That marked an improvement from earlier estimates that a fire could consume up to 10 square miles.

There were reports of extensive damages and dozens of power outages, according to the Arizona Emergency Operations Center. The agency was sending in firefighters for a second day.

The fire had burned about 800 square miles by 7 p.m.

By 7:15 p.m., the temperature in the fire had dropped to about 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and firefighters were working with some 20 firefighters in a fireground called the Mountain Pass Fireground to battle the flames, U.S. Fire Marshal Chris Bell, a spokesman for the agency, told CNN. By 7:30 p.m., winds were at between 60 and 80 knots, he said.

“They’ve hit the fire with fire,” Bell said.

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Дата публикации: 14-08-2020 Автор: Андрей Семенов

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