California Wildfires: More Than Four Lakh Acres Burnt

At least 62,000 people have been evacuated amid a gruelling heatwave, the raging coronavirus pandemic and air thick with smoke.

Jessica David

August 21, 2020

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The wildfires that continued to rip across Northern California on Thursday (August 20, 2020) have forced 62,000 people out of their homes and threatened evacuations for 100,000 more. Firefighters have struggled to contain the blazes, and massive smoke clouds have harmed the air quality. The group of wildfires threatening Vacaville, called the LNU Lightning Complex, has already destroyed more than 105 homes and other buildings. Three bodies were recovered on Thursday from a house that burned down in Napa Country, said Henry Wofford in an interview, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Wofford said that the bodies were discovered on Wednesday (August 19, 2020). In Solano county, a man who lives on Pleasants Valley Road was found dead during a damage assessment on Thursday, said Sheriff Tom Ferrara on Facebook. Cal Fire, the state’s fire authorities said that more than 4,00,000 acres have burned in Northern and Central California, with many fires sparked by lightning strikes in the high heat and then fanned by the strong winds.

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