February 1, 2023

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Wildfire in California: “Run for your life”

Status: 08/6/2021 8:35 am

Drought and heat are causing their damage: For weeks, many people on the west coast of the United States have been on the alert because the fire is getting too close. Now the fire has destroyed an entire small town.

Katharina Wilhelm, ARD Studio Los Angeles

“Flee for your life”: The sheriff in charge of Greenville citizens issued this stern warning. About six hours north of Chic Francisco a village of 800 people in a car was on fire about what is known as the Dixie Fire.

Catherine Wilhelm
ARD-Studio Los Angeles

“We lost Greenville tonight,” Congressman Doug La Malpa said in a tearful voice. You can see a thick cloud of smoke behind him. Emergency services could not prevent the entire historic city center from catching fire. Some buildings were built during the 19th century gold rush.

No injuries, no more property damage

No one was injured, but local fire chief Sergio Mora told local television that the property damage was immense. “It’s dazzling, it’s hard to put into words,” he says. “The post office is gone, the bank, the library, the fire station, a few churches, the homes of many people, their presence.”

Firefighters are operating and thousands of firefighters have been putting out the blaze since mid-July. Wildfires are common in California, but only really in the fall. Climate experts find a link to global warming. California is unusually hot and dry.

Significant destruction than the recorded year

So far, three times as many fires have been extinguished in California as in the previous year, which was considered a favorable year for wildfires. The causes of the fire are varied, with the “Dixie” fire, it is thought, which may have been caused by a fallen tree on a power line. Most power lines in California are above ground.

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