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In California, a huge Dixie fire engulfed the Greenville community

Posted today at 01:47, updated at 02:13

Greenville, a small town of about 800 residents in Northern California, was engulfed in flames from a Dixie fire on Wednesday night, Wednesday, August 4th until Thursday, August 5th. The fire devastated northern California for three weeks, with high temperatures, dangerous droughts and constant winds. The fire, which now covers more than 110,000 hectares, has spread to the extent of its own climatic phenomena.

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On Thursday, August 5, 2021, road signs twisted in the heat of Greenville.
Dixie fire destroys several historic buildings, Greenville Bookstore, Thursday, August 5, 2021.

“We did everything we could”Area firefighter spokeswoman Mitch Madlow told reporters. “Sometimes that’s not enough.” Built during the California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century, the city was devastated by a gas station, hotel and bar with some of the century-old buildings.e Century

The fire reached Greenville around 4pm on Wednesday (Thursday 1pm in Paris), said Jack Cogel, division head of the crisis management team.

Pictures taken by the Agency France-Press photographer show metal lampposts half-folded by the heat of the fire.

Unanswered calls to exit

In a video released Wednesday evening, he said firefighters were being delayed because they did not follow evacuation orders, forcing them to sacrifice time and resources to help. “We have firefighters who face weapons that target themselves because people don’t want to leave.”, Mr. Gogal explained.

Thursday, August 5, 2021, a house destroyed by fire in Greenville, California.

About 2,000 California residents were called in Wednesday to evacuate “Immediately” Their home as the flames approach.

“If you stay, get the yeast out immediately!” “, Blooms County Sheriff’s Office tweets and speaks to residents in the Greenville and Chester communities. “If you’re still in the Greenville area, you’re in immediate danger. You should go now!” “, He added in a second warning message: “If you stay, emergency services can’t help you.”

Promise to bury power cables

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, firefighters attempted to extinguish a fire in Greenville.

In July, the number of acres burned in California increased by 250% from 2020, which was already the worst fire year in recent state history.

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Dixie Fire painfully reminds me of Paradise Island 2018, the worst island in California in recent years. False power lines running through the northern city of Paradise caught fire and killed 86 people.

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), California’s largest energy company, has pleaded guilty.

Power poles on the ground after a fire, Thursday, August 5, 2021, in Greenville.

The PG&E tool for Dixie Fire has been questioned again after a tree fell on a power line on the day the fire started.

At the end of July, the company announced it would bury 16,000 km of its power cables, and its equipment would prevent new catastrophic fires.