Threat to Land and Property as California Battles out-of-control Wildfires

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According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), more than 2.5 million acres have burned in 92 large fires and complexes in 12 states. States currently reporting large fires include Montana (22), Idaho (20), Oregon (10), California (11), Washington (17), Alaska (2), Wyoming (3), Utah (2), Colorado (1), Minnesota (2), Nevada (1), South Dakota (1).

Additionally, five new fires were sparked on Wednesday in California alone. There is a massive threat to land and property as 11 active wildfires continue to burn across California, including the two biggest fire – Dixie Fire and Caldor Fire. More than 38,000 residents have been forced to evacuate and several counties have already declared states of emergency.

The Dixie Fire – second-largest fire in the state history has now grown to more than 733,475 acres with its perimeter stretching more than 500 square miles. It has been ravaging the country for more than a month and is currently only 43% contained. The Caldor Fire, is blazing the state and has now swelled to more than 122,980 acres of land and is only 11% contained.

According to Cal Fire, The Airola Fire was sparked on Wednesday in Calaveras County that prompted immediate evacuation warnings. So far, the fire has scorched between 700 and 1000 acres of land and is 0% contained. Additionally, in San Bernardino County, the South Fire has burned over 500 acres of land after it started on Wednesday and is 0% contained.

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