Wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada Nearly Destroys 1,600 homes

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The news are been recently reporting the incredible heat wave and drought in California. On Wednesday, the news got even worse as fire crews in the Sierra Nevada area of California came battled a wildfire that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents. Wednesday marked the fifth day that flames were running rapid through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe.

According to Reuters, fire officials say that this “King Fire” is the most worst of 11 major wildfires across the state and has scorched at least 18,500 acres of the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday. 2,500 firefighters managed to carve containment lines around 5% of the fires perimeter as of Wednesday.

Thankfully, no buildings were actually destroyed in the wildfire, however 2,400 structures, including at least 1,600 homes, were threatened by the blaze, and 2,100 people needed to be evacuated for precautionary measures.

[via Reuters]

Michelle Pader | News Cult