Terrifying images of California’s wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames
By Sam Haysom2020-09-07 12:31:50 UTC As the heat wave in California continued over the weekend, and the National Weather Service issued critical warnings, firefighters have been battling intense wildfires across the area. Five counties — Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernadino, and San Diego — were all declared in a state of emergency by Gov. Gavin…
Five counties — Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernadino, and San Diego — were all declared in a state of emergency by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, with homes destroyed and thousands forced to evacuate.
Photographs that were taken over the weekend of the Creek Valley fire in Fresno, and the Valley Fire in San Diego, give some idea of the level of intensity the fires have reached, and those on the front lines fighting the flames.
In San Bernadino, meanwhile, firefighters have also been struggling to stop the spread of the El Dorado Ranch Park fire. The cause of this wildfire, which at the time of writing is still raging, was confirmed to be a gender reveal party explosion.
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