And Forest fire In california Thousands of hectares destroyed on Saturday Millions of Americans experience a strong hello summer who has already arrived record temperature, This condition, which affects millions of people in different regions increased fire risk like this weekend acornreleased on Friday near Yosemite National Park,
The fire, as described by the authorities “explosive”from about 250 hectares to approx. 4800 in 24 hours. declared in the county of Mariposaof ten properties destroyed and damaged another five, according to Saturday’s bulletin from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
whereas, More than 6000 people evacuatedAs reported by Hector Vasquez from the area, while the fire was still out of control Saturday night. governor of california, Gavin Newsomdeclared emergency situation Saturday in the County Mariposa, when referring to “a situation of extreme danger to the safety of people and property”. At the moment, there are more than ever 2000 houses and establishments without electricity.
the fire went out ashes, damaged vehicles and twisted remains Property In view of this, while emergency personnel work evacuation of residents and in the protection of structures and homes. More than 500 firefighters committed to douse the fire aided by an airplaneVasquez told AFP Agency. and he said that the situation remains “Really Challenging”,
According to climatologist Daniel Swain of the University of California The fire “spread in almost all directions in the context of high fuel load and extreme drought.” Due to this, many roads were closed, impeding access to the main thoroughfares in the direction of Yosemite.
region in the central and northeast America They are most affected by temperatures which are expected to remain even higher this Sunday. “The scorching heat will continue Will extend into the central United States and to the northeast later this week, and several records are expected throughout the region on Saturday and Sunday,” announced from that country’s National Weather Service (NWS). High temperature will increase the danger “Violent Weather Events” Like hail, winds and tornadoes in the upper Midwest, he added.
The suffocating heat was especially felt in the capital. Washingtonwhere temperatures were approaching the symbolic bar of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 to 38 degrees Celsius). New York It was not saved, with about 35 degrees. Utah (West), Arizona (South), and Northeast According to the NWS, they can reach 43 degrees in parts.
In Boston, Whose mayor Michelle Wu declared a “state of emergency due to the heat”, with municipal cooling zones and swimming pools open longer, is expected to thermometer reach 37 degrees this Sunday.
The west of the country has experienced wildfires of extraordinary magnitude and intensity in recent years, a trend that Scientists blame global warming. Back in June 2021, an unusually intense “heat dome” wreaked havoc on the west coast of the United States and Canada, killing more than 500 people and causing widespread wildfires, with temperatures nearing 50 degrees F. reached.
This week, President Joe Biden Once again underscored the “clear and immediate threat” posed by climate change, “a potential threat to the nation and the world.” But the scope for his maneuvering in the Congress and the Supreme Court is limited.