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4million acres of forest burnt by fire in California

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Wild spreading fires consuming this year in the U.S. territory of California have darkened more than 4 million sections of land (16,187 square km) of land as of Sunday.

An update by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), demonstrated that the consumed real esatate is more than twofold the past record set two years back.

Since the start of the year, there have been more than 8,200 fierce blazes. The absolute number of fatalities statewide is 31 and more than 8,454 structures have been crushed, Cal Fire said on Sunday.

In excess of 16,500 firemen kept on progressing in the direction of control on 23 significant fierce blazes over the state on Sunday.

While Red Flag conditions have died down, warm temperatures and low moistness keep on testing teams’ endeavors, Cal Fire said.

The Creek Fire burning in Fresno and Madera counties reached 315,413 acres overnight. Containment rose to 62 percent.

The August Complex fire was burning 985,304 acres in seven Northern California counties with 51 percent containment. Cal Fire said it expected to fully contain the wildfire by Wednesday.

The Glass Fire burning 63,885 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties was 17 percent contained, Cal Fire said early Sunday. The fire has damaged 17 Napa Valley wineries.

Zogg Fire containment rose to 68 percent. The fire has burned 56,305 acres.

  • Xinhua

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