The massive woodland that ran through the mountains in the northeastern mountains of Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than twenty major fires burning in California.
Gavin Gavin Newsom said the five largest wildfires in the state’s history are currently burning and inundating more than 14,500 square kilometers, an area larger than Connecticut.
The Bobcat fire, covering 427 square kilometers, is the largest in Los Angeles County after burning for more than two weeks. It covers only 15 percent.
Evacuation orders and warnings were issued for thousands of residents in the hills and desert areas, where semi-rural homes and a popular nature reserve were burned. Newsom said that at least 23,000 people have been evacuated statewide.
About 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles, no one has been reported injured in the fire.
US Forest Service spokesman Larry Smith said flames in the Juniper Hills community were killed over the weekend.
“It’s a little chilly, so I hope the firefighters help,” Smith said.
In recent years, several studies have linked large wildlife in the United States to global warming by burning coal, oil and gas, especially because climate change has caused severe drought in California. The California drought means the plants are more flammable.
Officials said it could be the day the teams determine the extent of devastation in the area burned by the Bobcat fire
Initial estimates are of 6,400 buildings destroyed across the state, but Newsom said, “We don’t think it tells the whole story in any way.” Damage assessment continues.
Bobcat Fire by September. It started on 6 and doubled in size from the previous week as it passed through wooded areas that had not burned for decades. The cause is being investigated.
Firefighters fought another blaze near Mount Wilson that overlooks Los Angeles more and more in the San Gabriel Mountains, a historic observatory created more than a century ago, and several broadcast antennas in the south. California service.
The fires have destroyed the nature center in the Devils Pancho Natural Area, a geological attraction that sees around 130,000 visitors a year. There was a wildlife sanctuary on the property, and the staff and animals were evacuated a few days ago.
Newsom said about 19,000 California firefighters are fighting 27 major bombings. This year there have been at least 7,900 wildlife outbreaks in the state, many of them during pollination caused by dry lightning in mid-August.
Twenty-six people were killed. Authorities were investigating the death of a firefighter in another southern California forest fire caused by a smoke-borne firearm a child used earlier this month to reveal the gender of his child.