Firefighters across three states are battling wildfires that have destroyed more than 60,000 acres in the US West.
The Western states of United States have been ravaged by wild infernos that have destroyed nearly 60,000 acres across the Western regions.The states involved are California, Oregon and Colorado. Los Angeles County has been struck with these wildfires along their hill terrains.
The areas near Lake Hughes have been struck with what is now being called a ‘Lake Fire’ along the are.The fires, as of Wednesday evening, have never been contained, although constant efforts have been carried out for their containment.
The fire has been initially started around 3:40 Western time.The spread of the wild fire is so fast that it is very hard to keep track of their concurrent boundaries. 400 firefighters have been dispatched along the scene in hopes of quelling the spread, but their efforts are proving to be a difficult one.
“This robust number of resources will be placed strategically to protect homes that may come under fire threat,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Thursday is currently expected to be a bit humid with lots of clouds, while Friday is expected to be a bit drier, putting the fire extinguishing efforts at a time limit.
In neighboring Oregon, the Mosier Creek Fire has prompted evacuations in Wasco County.. The fire crossed the Colorado River and Interstate 70 on Wednesday, prompting the interstate to shut down east of Glenwood Springs.
“This fire is in a really tough spot, and it’s really tough to fight,” White River National Forest supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said at a media conference.
The fire ignited Monday and has spread quickly due to drought conditions.
Some rural communities outside of Glenwood Springs are now under a “pre-evacuation” advisory.“We’re going to be here for a while,” said Fitzwilliams. “This fire is going to be here for a while. ” Colorado is heating up as well with high temperatures for the next seven days.
A chance of daily rain in the region could bring some relief but with it comes the risk of new fires from lightning.The response from the federal government is still yet to come, as the fires are getting more and more bigger by the day.
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