Emergency declared in two California counties hit by wildfires
A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of California in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties where wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres, as per reports in foreign dailies.
California: A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of California in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties where wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres, as per reports in foreign dailies.
The wildfires have also destroyed some homes.
Thousands of firefighters have been battling to fight the firefighters.
The King Fire is raging in the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento.
Reports have said that more than 2,000 people had been evacuated.
The fire in Siskiyou County is smaller but it has also caused major damage to property. This is named as the Boles Fire.
Libraries, fitness centres and so on were gutted by the fire after it tore into the town of Weed. It is said to have destroyed at least 150 structures.
The two fires apart from destroying homes and forests have also shut down multiple key roadways.
California Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement that the wildfires in Northern California served as a reminder that dry conditions could be the precursor to devastating loss.
Many have said that California's ongoing drought has helped fuel fires. However, the causes of the King and Boles fires are still under investigation.