On Monday, firefighters were working to contain the worst wildfire that California has seen so far this summer. The blaze is located close to the well-known Yosemite National Park and has caused hundreds of people to be evacuated, according to the authorities.
On Friday, the Oak Fire broke out in the middle of California and has since continued to rage even as many sections of the United States continue to be engulfed in a blistering heat wave.
According to the department’s statement, “fire personnel are working vigorously utilising bulldozers, hand crews, and aeroplanes,” and there has been only “little growth on the fire” noticed on Monday.
However, it is little compared to the Dixie Fire that occurred the year before, which destroyed about one million acres.
According to Heggie, “These flames are blazing with exactly the right amount of pace and ferocity, making it incredibly tough and highly hazardous for both the general population and the firefighters.”
Jonathan Pierce, a spokesperson for the fire department, said that the high temperatures and low humidity were contributing to the spread of the fire.
According to the authorities, the Oak Fire has already caused the evacuation of around 3,000 individuals.
As a result of years of drought and a changing climate, California and other portions of the western United States have been wracked by devastating wildfires in recent years. These flames are big and move quickly.
He said that one cannot expect things to remain the same after a drought that has lasted for ten years in the state of California. This prolonged drought is the primary cause of what we refer to as megafires.
According to the National Weather Service, heat warnings have been issued for regions including the Southern Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley. On the other hand, the National Weather Service predicted that temperatures in the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic will decrease on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted that daily record high temperatures would most certainly be broken on Tuesday from northern California to the districts of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
In recent months, various regions of the globe have been hit by extreme heat waves, such as Western Europe in the month of July and India in the months of March and April. According to scientists, these occurrences are an unmistakable sign of a warming climate. Western Europe was hit in July, and India was hit in March and April.
When asked if he thinks the current president of the United States, Joe Biden, should declare a climate emergency, which would offer him more policy powers, Al Gore was direct in his response.