Tag: Wildfires

Over 55,000 Acres Burned And 4 Dead In California Wildfire

Over 55,000 Acres Burned And 4 Dead In California Wildfire

The McKinney fire currently burning in the northernmost part of California has been named as the largest fire in California this year, with over 55,000 acres burned and more than 100 homes destroyed in the span of 72 hours. The additionally terrifying aspect of this fire is that despite the efforts of at least 650 firefighters, officials have shared that the fire remains 0% contained, meaning that no progress has been made whatsoever to stop the flames from spreading. While a bit of rain helped bring moisture into the air, allowing firefighters to briefly make some headway, lightning and thunderstorms raged on, exacerbating the issue and causing more small fires in different areas.

Wildfires Threatening Yosemite National Park

Wildfires Threatening Yosemite National Park

One of the most breathtaking places on earth, Yosemite National Park, is in danger of devastating destruction from wildfires nearby the park. Mariposa Grove in Yosemite houses the largest and some of the oldest trees globally, the famous California sequoias, and is now temporarily closed as firefighters attempt to contain the fire before it begins to burn the famous trees. More than 500 sequoia trees that are thousands of years old are at risk, but no damage has been reported yet to these specific trees. 

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