A video recorded from an airplane shows the massive scale of a pipeline fire near Flagstaff, Arizona. The footage was recorded on June 14 by Kevin Grant, flying from Las Vegas, Nevada to Charlotte, North Carolina, and released by Storyful.
A huge plume of smoke is seen covering swaths of ground below in the video.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a state of emergency on June 16. He said the fire was spread over 24,800 acres and more than 740 firefighters are trying to control it.
“As state and local fire officials work to contain the fire, our office will ensure that emergency officials have the resources to respond to and recover from a fire trail. Fire and people, pets and property protect,” Mr Ducey said in the statement.
According to Nation World NewsOfficials are discussing the possibility of closing the Coconino National Forest to the public, citing concerns over the risk of fire, current weather patterns and prolonged drought conditions.
The fire in the pipeline was allegedly started by a 57-year-old man on Sunday, who was burning toilet paper in the area BBC The report said. The man said he was unaware of local fire restrictions.
The fire spread rapidly due to the twister made of smoke. BBC Told that more than hundreds of houses have been evacuated due to the fire in the pipeline.
Less than two months ago, hundreds of homes in Flagstaff were forced to evacuate due to a tunnel fire. According to local media, about 19,000 acres of land were burnt in the fire that started on April 17.