Localization of fires is complicated by strong winds and steep terrain. The region is hot and dry.
In California, a wildfire has spread to an area of more than 110 thousand hectares. It was reported by Reuters on Thursday, August 5.
The fire, dubbed Dixie, began on July 14 in Butte and Plum counties in Northern California but has grown exponentially in the past few days, covering an area of 274,139 acres (110,000 hectares).
At the moment, the fire is localized only 35%. Strong winds and steep terrain make it difficult to contain the flames. At the same time, according to forecasts of weather forecasters, hot and dry weather will continue to contribute to the spread of the flame.
Earlier, the flames in several places jumped the perimeter boundaries, which caused additional orders to evacuate about 15 thousand people. The fire has already destroyed 67 houses.