Millions of Americans are burning in record temperatures. A fire in California’s woodlands raged overnight, destroying acres of property and forcing hundreds to move.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) stated more than 2,000 firefighters, with the help of 17 aircraft, were on fire in the oak woodlands near Yosemite National Park on Friday.
Two days after it started, the fire has burned more than 14,200 acres and is still 0% contained, the report said. These factors hinder firefighting.
Authorities describe the fire as devastating, leaving mountains of ash and burned automobiles as emergency services hurried to evacuate residents and those in the fire’s path.
Cal Fire spokesman Hector Vasquez said 10 properties had been destroyed and 5 damaged, with thousands more under jeopardy. 6,000 people were evacuated. State officials are helping, and the situation is difficult.
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency in Mariposa County on Saturday, calling the situation “very perilous” for people and property. Mariposa County is one of California’s largest and fastest-growing counties in recent years. Forest fires are devastating.
Over the weekend, more than 8.5 million Americans in more than a dozen states received heat advisories due to global warming.
Al Gore, a former vice president and climate change enthusiast, warned Congress.
Al Gore told an ABC News talk show that Mother Nature had already declared a climate emergency. It has and will quickly degrade.
Recent catastrophes, including catastrophic heat waves in Europe, are enough to open Congress members’ eyes, he added. Worsening events.