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Massive California wildfire leaves two dead

Two bodies were found inside a car burned by a great forest fire that sweep the border of California with Oregonauthorities reported Monday, after heavy smoke limited aircraft deployment efforts to contain the flames over the weekend.

Since it started on Friday, the fire McKinneywhich is advancing at high speed, has forced the evacuation of at least 2,000 residents and has destroyed homes and essential infrastructure, especially in the county of SiskiyouWhere is he klamath national forestaccording to a statement from the governor Gavin Newsom Sunday.

“Two other fires in the county have forced at least 200 residents from their homes,” it added. The United States Forest Service reported that these fires have grown to a combined area of ​​more than 688 hectares as of Sunday. “The fire, which is already the largest in California this year, had burned 21,245 hectares,” said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

“Both bodies were found Sunday in a car parked on a residential road west of the community of Klamath River,” the police said. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office in a statement Monday. He added that he would not offer additional information on the deceased pending their identification and notification to relatives, Reuters reported.

More than two decades of drought and rising temperatures, exacerbated by climate change, have made California more vulnerable than ever to wildfires. 2020 and 2021 were the two most devastating years on record, based on the number of hectares burned.

Source: Elintransigente

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