California Wildfires in 2017: Fierce and Cruel Giants
Burning across the state of U.S there is a huge series of California wildfires in 2017. According to the statistics of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, a total of 6409 wildfires have forced more than 8000 of people out of their homes.
These violent infernos happen all over the world but they are most common in U.S states especially in California due to its dry weather drought conditions. Frequent thunderstorm adds fuel to these California wildfires and carries flames for miles. Flammable material such as trees, brush, grass and even homes made of wood become their prey and add intensity to these fires.
The fierce most California Wildfire in 2017 is named as Detwiler occurred in Mariposa County from July 16 to August 24. It got spread over 81,826 acres and destroyed 63 homes, 67 minor structures, and 1 commercial structure. Though there was significant rainfall in the early months of 2017 after the spring season these fire started to burst out.
The Whittier Fire that occurred around Lake Cachuma has burned down the beautiful recreational areas in Santa Barbra County and forced visitors to evacuate their camps.
Butte County in Northern California is still surrounded by the ruthless flames of these fires. The evacuation of more than 300 homes has been ordered by the officials because of fire named Ponderosa. It has only contained 68% yet and has damaged 10 homes, 20 outbuildings.
The last one is happened to occur on 1st September in Los Angeles County which is named as La Tuna and lasted for 9 days.
There are more other harmful and destructive California Wildfires in 2017 happened in other counties but Mariposa, Riverside, San Diego, Siskiyou, and Fresno are among those which remained vulnerable to these fire throughout the year.