Fire in California, affecting 3.5 million acres of land
Forest fires in the US state of California have hit northern and central areas. Forests in the north, east, and south of the city of San Francisco are under fire.
According to the foreign news agency, wildfires are burning in many places in California. Heatwaves and low humidity make it difficult to control fires. The state’s oldest park in California has also been affected by the fire.
Potentially affected populations have also been evacuated to control fires and spread. So far, 60,000 people have been displaced, with another 100,000 expected to be displaced.
Daniel Berlent, assistant deputy director of the state’s fire brigade, said 370 fires had broken out in the past four days and about two dozen major fires had broken out across the state. Authorities say about 3.5 million acres have been affected by the fire so far.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency