American California continues to fight the biggest fires in state history. The winds bring smoke from fires up to new York for 5 thousand kilometers to the East, and rescuers evacuate tens of thousands of people.
It is reported by TSN.
Only in Los Angeles, the government ordered the evacuation of more than 20 thousand inhabitants, said in the story.
“It’s a nightmare, it’s so terrible! I want this to end. Never imagined that everything will burn,” – says local resident Anne Spurlin.
In extinguishing involved about 14 thousand rescuers, military, volunteers, firefighters from Australia and New Zealand.
There are dozens of pieces of equipment – bulldozers and aircraft. With planes dropping special pink stuff, which does not allow the fire to spread. “We use dozers where necessary. In other parts of the used aircraft. In General, we try to unite the crews in a line to create a defense,” said firefighter Derek Hawthorne.
Brought to extinguish the fire even prisoners – more than a thousand prisoners work on a voluntary basis, they are paid $ 2 a day and another dollar for each hour of work.
“This is a major fire. Take advantage of the many resources to overcome. However, if you look at it positively, all working together. Nice to see that all the services came together for a common goal,” said Australian firefighter Rob Mountains.
As is known, on suspicion in arson arrested 51-year-old man named Forrest Clark. Investigators believe that he wanted to take revenge on their neighbors feuding for years – as a result, the fire destroyed all 12 of the neighboring houses, in addition to housing the forest. The court decided to take char under arrest.
Only in California, burning more than 240 thousand hectares of territories, and this is not the limit.
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Firefighters manage to control only 5% of them, and experts suggest that the element can not locate until September.