Vicious wildfires trashing up nightmare situations across Northern California that have taken at least 17 lives and destroyed over 2000 structures with turning the wineries the wineries into the charred wastelands. The death alarm toll continued to rise Tuesday, as infernos crews had at least 17 big fires, while minimum 20000 people in their paths lost their homes.
Officials from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) provided the report adding that over 115,000 acres area has burned in the weekend. It has been reported that most of the fire storms were ignited on Sunday and then driven by more than 50 mph winds and dry conditions.
According to the forecast report there will be no raining with a chance of squalls on Wednesday of 35 to 40 mph and thus, weather will challenge firefighters. The biggest fires took place in Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa counties and filled a picturesque landscape of wine country of the state with scorch remains and smoky clouds.
Mike Pence, the US Vice President visited emergency management headquarters of California and said that president Trump has permitted a ‘major disaster declaration’ in California.
He said in a statement during the visit, “Let me first say our hearts and the hearts of every American go out to the families of the 13 who’ve lost their lives. It’s heartbreaking to think that many of the fallen represent our most vulnerable; in some cases senior citizens who simply were not able to escape the flames that overcame their homes. They are in our prayers.”