California Lighting Strikes Fire spread to acres
A fire caused by a lightning strike in the US state of California has engulfed millions of acres of land. According to US media reports, wildfires in more than 300 places in California have gone out of control and water and chemicals are being sprayed from helicopters to put them out.
According to media reports, the rapidly spreading fire in California has engulfed more than 300,000 acres of land. 50 houses were destroyed by severe fire while thousands of people were forced to leave their homes. According to reports, a pilot was killed while trying to control a forest fire in California, while thousands of firefighters are working hard to put out the fire in 23 places.
The lightning and thunderstorms that began on Sunday, combined with extremely high temperatures and dangerous air quality have exacerbated the ferocity of the blazes and speed with which they are spreading.
“Over the last 72 hours the state has been besieged by a historic lightning siege that has resulted in approximately 10,849 lightning strikes across the state, causing more than 367 new fires,” Cal Fire’s Public Information Officer for the LNU Lightning Complex fire Jeremy Rahn, said in a Wednesday press conference.
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On the other hand, the governor of California says that the forest fire in the state started due to the fall of lightning. Authorities say 10,849 lightning strikes were reported in California in 72 hours.
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