of fairview fire Cal Fire said it ignited just after 2:00 p.m. local time, rapidly burning 2,000 acres, destroying at least seven structures, and damaging several more near the city of Hemet in Riverside County. gave. Firefighters had contained about 5% as of Monday night.
About 5,000 homes were evacuated as the fires blazed a trail of destruction through the scorched countryside. The flames “spread very quickly before firefighters arrived on the scene.” According to Cal Fire Chief Richard Cordova.
He said two people died in the fire. Authorities have not yet released information about their identities or the circumstances of their deaths.
Another was taken to hospital with severe burns to his arms, back and face. CNN series KCBS.
The victim was in a “one-way, one-way” area of a dangerous canyon filled with overgrown vegetation that hadn’t burned in decades, Cordova told the station.
Aerial footage showed flames penetrating under a thick layer of smoke and several homes on fire.
Hemet’s school will be closed on Tuesday due to a possible power outage due to the fire and expected high temperatures. the district said Late Monday..
According to the forecast, daytime temperatures will exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Hemet for at least the next three days.
Fairview Fire is one of them. some wildfires Fires wreaked havoc over the holiday weekend in California, consuming thousands of acres in less than a week.
Two women, ages 66 and 73, have died in Siskiyou County, Northern California. Millfire As of Monday night, 4,263 acres had been burned and 98 structures destroyed.
Nearby are Forest fire Fired on steep terrain, 11,464 acres contained 20%.
California Fire Battalion Captain John Haggie told CNN Prolonged droughts have resulted in “massive amounts of dead fuel” accumulating in drought-stricken lands, making them “extremely dangerous”.
“All these fires have a receptive fuel bed to burn,” he said. It could grow exponentially between
Expansion record heat wave In the west, the situation is getting more dangerous in sizzling California with triple-digit temperatures that have increased the risk of wildfires.