The state of emergency applies to Fresno, Madeira and Mariposa counties where creek fires are burning and San Bernardino and San Diego counties where Do El Dorado fires and valley fires are raging, according to a statement from the state’s emergency services Cal Fis (Sunday night). Said.
The three fires burned thousands of acres of land, destroyed homes and displaced thousands of residents, the OES said in a statement yesterday.
Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters, CPL. More than 200 people were airlifted from the campsite by. David Hole of the California National Guard said during a press conference Sunday.
The rescue operation began late Saturday and was completed by 1:30 a.m. Sunday, he said. As the weather worsened, rescue workers decided to call as many people as possible to the camp site.
“In that second round – when it was more important to get everyone out – it was important that they would bring everyone in, secure what they could and then everyone else took a seat on the floor.” “We don’t like to operate this way, but this situation is life-threatening because of the seriousness of the situation, so the pilots and command made a decision by asking to go in a helicopter and load it into the elevator as much as possible.”
Hall Hall said two people were seriously injured and 19 were injured with minor injuries.
The fire has burned thousands of acres
There are also several complex electricity fires across the state, with more than 850,000 burning acres between SCU, CZU and LNU power complex fires.
Records have been broken across the state
This forest fire year is the worst in the history of California in terms of burned acres. Cal Fire Captain, burning 2,094,955 acres of land, broke the record for the most flooded land in the state on Sunday. Richard Cordova told CNN.
“This is crazy. We haven’t even entered the fire season in October and November and we’ve broken all-time records,” Cordova said.
“It worries us because we need to get these firefighters off these lines and give them a break from fighting this wildfire,” he added.
The warning states that it is the hottest event in more than half a century, when it was recorded in the 1950s, along with seven other records lost on Sunday in various parts of the state.
CNN’s Jade Timm-Garcia, Suzanne Culinane, Alta Spell, Artemis Mostagian and Paul Workman contributed to the report.
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