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California reports biggest fire of year, 2,000 residents evacuated | the world

On July 31, 2022, the calls take over the Klamath Nagoinal Wilderness in Northern California, USA. — Photo: Noah Berger/Associated Press

This is the largest wildfire in California in 2022. According to California Emergency Services (OES), more than 2,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes, mostly in Siskiyou County.

A fire named McKinney by state officials was out of control Monday in Northern California’s Klamath National Park, the Department of Forestry and Fire said.

A car set in the McKinney fire in Northern California on July 31, 2022. – Photo: Noah Berger/Associated Press

oh State Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Saturday and warned that the flames “destroyed homes and threatened critical infrastructure.”

The fire “intensified and spread from burningdry conditions, “Severe drought conditions, high temperatures, wind and electrical storms,” ​​Newsom said in a statement.

According to the National Forest Fire Coordinating Committee, nearly 650 people are working to contain the fire.

Firefighters try to contain a fire in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California on July 31, 2022. — Photo: Noah Berger/Associated Press

This Monday, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will announce a series of programs in Miami to help U.S. states combat the effects of climate change, such as fires and floods caused by extreme temperatures. Programs are a part A $2.3 billion package was launched by Joe Biden two weeks ago to help build infrastructure needed for extreme weather and natural disasters. in the country.

At least this weekend At least 26 people have died in flooding caused by heavy storms in Kentucky, in the eastern United States. The state governor said bodies could be found for “weeks”.

Calls to the McKinney Fire in Northern California, which burned a tree on July 30, 2022. – Photo: Fred Greaves/ Reuters

In recent days, California and other parts of the western United States have been hit by large, fast-spreading wildfires.

The McKinney Fire, which started July 22 in Mariposa County in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, has already burned nearly 7,000 hectares, destroyed about ten properties and put thousands at risk.

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