Extreme drought and vents violent. Effects of global warming anthropogenic. The causes are always the same – plus, too often, human negligence or malice. The consequences too. After the Bootleg Fire, responsible for his own weather last July, and the Dixie Fire, become the second largest fire forest in California history, now the Caldor Fire is unleashed in the north of the state.
The city of South Lake Tahoe, the largest of those bordering Lake Tahoe, had to be evacuated. Nearly 50,000 people have simply abandoned their homes to seek shelter.
Here’s a look at the traffic back up heading towards Stateline roughly an hour after Evac orders were issued in most of South Lake Tahoe. It is congested all the way to the Y at least. Remember. 50 w closed. 88w closed. 89N closed. Be patient. Be safe. @ABC10#warmpic.twitter.com/EVvdZ2a0hU
— Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) August 30, 2021
Mountain folk are damn tough. Despite horrible gridlock in South Tahoe as people evacuate #CaldorFire, everybody keeping their cool. Have heard no honking or cursing. One driver really embraced it all blasting Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” pic.twitter.com/M8KIB0A9qi
– Karl Mondon (@karlmondon) August 30, 2021
About fifteen Forest fires, in total, are still ongoing in the state of California. Already more than double the average area usually burned at this time of the season went up in smoke. More than 7,000 km2. And more than 15,000 firefighters are still engaged in the battle.
Theres nothing quite like driving away from your home, after evacuating a car full of essentials, not quite knowing if you’ll ever see it again. A little added stress in this already trying time. Thanks to the crews out there risking their lives for us#warm#tahoe#heroespic.twitter.com/7zJFsRRBYu
— Clay Josephy, MD (@cjosephy) August 28, 2021
Massive fire ravages western United States
Article by Marie Origas published on 07/19/2021
The United States National Meteorological Service had announced it: “A wave of heat dangerous will affect a large part of the western United States, with probable record temperatures ”. Currently, 80 fires cause rage in 13 states across the country and many cities had to be evacuated urgently.
Of all, the ” Bootleg Fire Is one of the most devastating. Since July 6, this one sets fire to the national forest de Fremont-Winema, along the Oregon-California border. Visible from space, it burned over 120,000 hectares in 12 days, the equivalent of the Val d’Oise department.
Scientists have said that the increasing frequency and intensity of these forest fires is due in large part to a drought prolonged, symptomatic of climate change.
The “Bootleg Fire” in Oregon exceeds 300,000 acres burned today (1,200 km²), the size of the Val d’Oise department in 12 days. It is not contained.
On Friday, it burned the equivalent of a football field every 5 seconds. pic.twitter.com/cNFPx248Ih
— E. Bottlaender (@Bottlaeric) July 19, 2021