2021-09-01

Wildfires in California are spreading! Long queues of evacuation vehicles shrouded in smoke at a resort

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China News Service, September 1st, a comprehensive report. On August 31, local time, California fire officials stated that the Kaldor fire continued to spread, causing at least 5 injuries, burning down hundreds of buildings, and spreading. To the famous resort of Lake Tahoe, the scenic area was shrouded in dense smoke, and residents of nearby communities had to step up their evacuation.

Wildfires in California are spreading! Long queues of evacuation vehicles shrouded in smoke at a resort

On August 29, local time, the Caldo fire in California, USA, spread to the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in the El Dorado National Forest. The scene was full of flames.

According to reports, the Kaldor Fire has destroyed more than 480 houses and 182 other commercial or small buildings. The California Fire Department said at least five people were injured in the fire and nearly 4,000 firefighters were fighting the fire. The fire brigade spokesperson said that late at night on the 30th, the supporting commando had arrived in the disaster area to protect the safety of the house.

It is reported that at present, the Kaldor fire continues to spread to South Lake Tahoe City. After the evacuation order was issued, local residents fled eastward through Highway 50 to Nevada, causing the highway to be very congested. The nearby casino has been closed, a local hospital has also been evacuated, and the streets have been crowded with tourists and residents.

Wildfires in California are spreading! Long queues of evacuation vehicles shrouded in smoke at a resort(1)

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p > On August 28, local time, the Caldor fire was blazing and smog on the hills near Strawberry Town, California, USA.

It is expected that the weather conditions on August 31 will further aggravate the spread of the fire. The National Weather Service said that wind speeds of up to 35 miles per hour and humidity conditions may cause the fire to grow rapidly.

California Fire Department said that strong winds near the Kaldor fire caused sparks to be found three-quarters of a mile from the line of fire. The fire also threatened the fire control line established along U.S. Highway 50.

The report pointed out that the Kaldor Fire that started on August 14 was one of 83 large-scale fires in the western region, and only 16% are currently under control.