Recent wildfire across California have turned the sky orange, according to a slew of new photos from the Golden State.
A man accused of starting a Colorado wildfire that has destroyed more than 100 homes acknowledged building a fire on land where he has been living but said he made sure it was out, according to a court document.
About midday Wednesday, Joergensen said, he was napping in his camper when he smelled fire, only to go outside and find a blaze on his property about 20 feet away. Leone Lakhani has more. In comparison, a deadly wildfire that destroyed whole neighbourhoods in Sonoma County a year ago burned 57 square miles (147 square kilometres).
"Due to the erratic wind behavior it's heading wherever it wants to head at the moment", McLean said, adding that about 116 structures faced an imminent threat as of Monday morning.
Crews are working to contain the fire as quickly as possible since drier conditions and strong winds are forecasted through the weekend.
The County Fire was only 5 percent contained early on Tuesday, with more than 2,100 fire personnel battling the flames, the California Fire authority said.More news: Boycott alert: Walmart sells "Impeach 45" t-shirts
"Prevailing northerly winds are blowing narrow bands of smoke and ash into the Bay Area".
Ellen Booth and Larry Booth told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that they lost their second home where they planned to retire. Investigators have not released other details except to say that they don't think he intentionally started the fire.
The Golf Course Fire was originally estimated to be around 25 acres but infrared equipment Thursday night pinpointed the size at 17.6 acres, Hornbaker said. Duchesne County officials have issued evacuation orders for an unknown number of houses and cabins in the area.
"So I think this is fairly indicative of what we're going to be seeing more often, and unfortunately it also is a precursor I think for what's going to be a longer fire season", he said.
Scott McLean, deputy chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told the San Francisco Chronicle that windblown embers are making containment more hard.